Medusa Worm

Species information for the Medusa Worm, in the Cucumbers category.

  1. Scientific name - Synapta maculata

    Common name – Medusa, Spaghetti Worm

    Max Size – some species can grow as large as 6 ft, but most are smaller

    Min. Aquarium size – 50 gal (189 L)

    Care Level – Intermediate

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – This cucumber will search the aquarium eating debris and algae.

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This is an interesting and unique addition to the aquarium. They require a deep sand bed, and are primarily active at night. They require pristine water conditions and small amount of nitrates and metals are toxic to them.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011