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Blue Pearl Sponge

Collospongia auris
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Blue, Black Pearl Sponge, Plate Sponge, Ear Sponge, Photosynthetic Plating Sponge

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Purveyors of nontraditional aquatic life, rejoice! The Aquacultured Photosynthetic Plating Blue Sponge is the perfect choice for connoisseurs of the unusual and beautiful. Propagated here at our Coral Farm & Aquatic Life Facility, the Aquacultured Photosynthetic Plating Blue Sponge boasts gorgeous blue coloration highlighted by an iridescent and otherworldly metallic sheen. This ornamental sponge demonstrates a growth habit reminiscent of plating Montipora coral that adds unique structure and character for a one-of-a-kind display. All sponges, including the Aquacultured Photosynthetic Plating Blue Sponge, require some very special care in order to survive in the home aquarium. The most critical concern is that it never be exposed to air. Always keep sponges submerged in water. Exposure to air causes air bubbles to be trapped within the matrix of channels that line the inside of the sponge. Cells in contact with trapped air bubbles are deprived of vital water and nutrients and eventually die, affecting surrounding cells until the entire organism collapses. The ideal environment for the Aquacultured Photosynthetic Plating Blue Sponge is a mature aquarium (preferably with an integrated refugium) that contains plenty of live rock and a constant supply of natural foods of varying size. Moderate indirect water current is essential in keeping the sponge free of debris and in preventing algae or cyanobacteria from settling in the crevices of the sponge. Provide moderate lighting conditions achieved by T-5s, powerful LEDs or the more intense metal halides. It is important to allow ample space around the Aquacultured Photosynthetic Plating Blue Sponge in mixed reef aquariums since it can grow rather fast under ideal conditions, potentially crowding or shading neighboring corals. The Aquacultured Photosynthetic Plating Blue Sponge satisfies its nutritional requirements by means of photosynthetic symbionts hosted within its body. However, it will benefit from supplemental feedings in the form of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates. The Aquacultured Photosynthetic Plating Blue Sponge is mounted on a square fired ceramic plug that can be placed easily and securely in or between the rockwork in the reef aquarium.

Minimum Aquarium Size

100 L

Max Size

Encrusting growth

Reef Safe





Filter Feeder




Central Pacific



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