Orange Tree Sponge (Clathria sp.)
Phylum: Porifera, Class: Microcionidae
Range: Tropical Seas
Size: 24 in. Space:: 100+ gal. Diet: microplankton, suspended organic matter
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Peaceful
Natural History: The Orange Tree Sponge is found in deeper reef areas or beneath overhangs where it filters the water for microplankton.
Husbandry: Sponges require microplankton and dissolved organic compounds to feed from the water. It must be supplemented with extra dissolved organic material to thrive in an aquarium.
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