Orange Paddle Sponge   (Clathria sp.)
Phylum: Porifera, Class: Microcionidae
Range: Tropical Seas
Size: 36 in.    Space:: 100+ gal.     Diet: Microplankton
Reef Safe: Yes   Care Level: Difficult   Temperament: Caution
Natural History: The Orange Paddle Sponge is normally found on reef faces with strong laminar water flow. It grows in deeper reef zones where light levels are not high.
Husbandry: It does not tolerate directed water from a powerhead well. It prefers dim light and may be harmed by bright light. It is toxic and may crash an aquarium if it is allowed to die.

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