Pink & Yellow Cucumber (Pentacta anceps)
Phylum: Echinodermata, Class: Holothuroidea
Range: Indo-Pacific Region
Size: 4 in. Space:: 10+ gal. Diet: Phytoplankton, rotifers
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Pink and Yellow Cucumber is found in dense aggregations on rock walls. It feeds on suspended planktonic material.
Husbandry: The Pink and Yellow Cucumber prefers strong water flow in an aquarium. This cucumber may not survive if housed with hermit crabs. It is reported to reproduce asexually by fragmenting in half. May also be called Pentacta anceps. This species may release toxins into the water when injured.
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