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Red Tree Sponge
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Red Tree Sponge
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Size: 3-6 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Filter Feeder, Strong Flow
Origin: Western Atlantic
Acclimation Time: Temperature Acclimate
Coral Safe: Yes
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Though similar looking to plants, the Red Tree Sponge is considered one of the most primitive animals in the sea. This sponge is a vibrant red color and belongs to the group called as Porifera. The Red Tree Sponge has tree like branches that grows up to 8 inches. The Red Tree Sponge is not that common sponges and are found in the waters around the Caribbean in 20-80 foot deep water, usually near the tops of coral reefs along the ocean bottom ledges. It is very safe to keep in any home tank as it doesn?t harm any corals unlike other sponges. Therefore the Red Tree Sponge makes a great addition to any tank. It doesn?t have any kind of organ or tissue and are simpler organisms. The Red Tree Sponge is non aggressive and peaceful, and get along with other tank mates in a quite healthy way. It can be kept in such a place where it can receive moderate to strong water flow with shaded light. The Red Tree Sponge adds a dramatic splash of red color in to your aquarium. Out of many other inhabitants, the sea horse loves to wrap their tails around the branches of these sponges. The Red Tree Sponge requires feedings of dissolved organic matter that includes marine snow and phytoplankton for a continued health. It is easy to keep and can do relatively well in a home aquarium. It has to be kept in mind that the Red Tree Sponge should never be exposed to air as the air can block the channel path and impedes the nutrition process causing it to die eventually.
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The Tree Sponge is a very popular sponge for the home aquarium. These sponges make tremendous backdrops and add to the life of an aquarium. The Tree Sponge is available in both orange or red colors. 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. These sponges are very flexible and if attached to a rock can be buried at its base. They add lots 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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