Species: Holothuria Hilla
Price structure: Per Sea Cucumber
Size: 6-7 inches
Care level: Easy
Reef Safe: Yes
Lighting requirement: Low/Medium
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Venomous: Poisonous When Stressed or Dies
Sea Cucumbers should be kept in larger systems with thick sand beds and rocky caves for shelter. The diet of a Sea Cucumber consists of diatoms, bacteria, microalgae, meaty foods, and other detritus.
Like other Sea Cucumbers, it has the potential to poison an aquarium. The chances of this happening are rare unless the animal is accidentally sucked into an uncovered pump intake or overflow boxes. (Care should be taken to cover powerheads and intake tubes so that the sea cucumbers do not become attached or sucked in.)
Sea Cucumbers like all inverts should be drip acclimated to minimize exposure to different water parameters when introducing it to new tanks. Sea Cucumbers require high water quality and cannot handle high nitrate levels or copper-based medications.