Tigertail Cucumber (Baseodiscus sp.)
Phylum: Echinodermata, Class: Holothuroidea
Range: Central Pacific
Size: 24 in. Space:: 10+ gal. Diet: Detritus
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Tigertail Cucumber is found on sandy areas of coral reefs. It is a sand sifter and will eat detritus as it swallows sand. It contains toxins that deter predators from eating it.
Husbandry: The Tigertail Cucumber does contain toxins that it will expel if it badly alarmed. A good bed of sand is required to allow this animal to thrive. Good water quality and low nitrates are significant to the growth of this animal in an aquarium.
AKA: Colored Cucumber
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