Sea Apple

Species information for the Sea Apple, in the Cucumbers category.

  1. Scientific name - Pseudocolochirus axilogus

    Family: Cucumariidae

    Common name – Australian Sea Apple

    Max Size – 7 in (17 cm)

    Range: Northern Australia

    Care Level – Difficult

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – The sea apple filter feeds and will be need to fed a diet of phytoplankton daily

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – The sea apple requires a large established tank. It will roam the aquarium until it finds a place it likes, usually in an area of high flow. Cover all intake pipes to prevent the sea apple from being sucked in. They require pristine, stable water conditions, and small amounts of nitrates or metals are toxic to them.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
    little_fish, Jan 17, 2011