Scientific name - Pentacta anceps Family: Holothuriidae Common name – Spiny Sea Cucumber Max Size – 5 in (12 cm) Min. Aquarium size – 30 gal (114 L) Range: Indonesia Care Level – Intermediate Temperament – Peaceful Foods and feeding – This cucumber will filter the sand eating debris, algae, and bacteria, but should be feed plankton dailiy Aquarium suitability - Reef compatibility – Yes Captive care – This cucumber emits a toxin that can irritate or kill other tank inhabitants. When acclimating this create, be sure not to get any of the water in the tank because it will contain a high concentration of the toxin. If they die or become stressed they will release this toxin. Cucumbers require a deep sand bed and pristine water conditions. Unlike other cucumber species, the Spiny Sea cucumber remains stationary when it finds a suitable spot. Small amounts of nitrates or metals are toxic to them.