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Red Ball Sponge
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Red Ball Sponge
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Tank Stats
Size: 2+ inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Filter Feeder
Origin: Western Atlantic
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate Only
Coral Safe: Yes
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The Red Ball Sponge is often also called the Red boring Sponge, which requires some special care to survive in the home aquarium. It doesn?t have any kind of organ or tissue and are simple organisms. The Red Ball Sponge is non-aggressive and peaceful, and get along with other tank mates in a quite healthy way. The Red Ball Sponge adds a dramatic splash of red color in to your aquarium. It should never be exposed to the open air as the air can block the channel path and impedes the nutrition process causing it to die eventually. It can be kept in such a place where it can receive moderate to strong water flow so that it receives the dissolved organic foods. Since the Red Ball Sponge is a filter feeder, it can very much take its food from the water column. The Red Ball Sponge does well with the additional feeding of liquid plankton and other dissolved organic foods. It is non-aggressive and reef compatible, which makes the Red Ball Sponge safe to keep with other tank inhabitants. It mostly inhabits cliffs and rock overhangs, therefore keeping live rocks or caves are required to keep for the Red Ball Sponge to get shade. The shady areas prevent the algal growth on the body surface of the Red Ball Sponge. It thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit, and with pH of 8.10. The Red Ball Sponge breeds asexually in the marine aquarium by the means by fragmentation. It propagates very easily by just placing the fragment on the substrate in the reef tank.
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The Ball Sponge is a very popular sponge for the home aquarium. These sponges make tremendous backdrops and add to the life of an aquarium. The Ball Sponge is available in a crimson red color. It should not be exposed to air when introduced into the aquarium. When adding this item to the aquarium be sure to submerge the bag which carries it and release the water from the bag along with the sponge. They add a lot of color to all aquariums and are very hardy if provided excellent water quality and a strong water flow. Keep these Sponges in a low-light area to prevent algae growth on their surface.Sponges are identified as Porifera and do not produce any tissue or organs. Sponges use small holes called "pores" to suck in water and pump it through the interior of the Sponge. As the water is filtered through the Sponge oxygen and food are removed. There are many different types of Sponge ranging in shape from balls to ropes. Sponges are one of the few animals that have no known protective defense mechanism or response to any threatening organism.
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