03-25-2010, 07:23 PM
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This is what the book says.
One of the few species of colonial tunicate available in the aquarium trade, albeit sporadically. Many do not survive the rigors of collection and shipping. However, if their specific demands are met in the home aquarium, they can prove hardy and long-lived. The rings around the siphons can be yellow, green, or white.
Each individual animal achieves around 2.75-3.25 inches (7-8 cm) in height and about .04 inches (10 mm) in diameter. Colonies can number several hundred individuals, but most of those imported for the aquarium trade are much smaller.
WHAT does it eat?
Consumes fine particulate material, including phytoplankton and suspended bacteria. To meet the animal's long-term nutritional requirements, provide slightly larger-particulate foods; oyster eggs, rotifers, and similar formula diets are more suitable.
WHERE is it from?
HOW compatible with other inverts?
As with other encrusting organisms that reproduce asexually, good growth in healthy colonies can mean competition for substrate. But it presents little direct threat to neighbors.
WHAT water flow rate
Indirect flow is best for most individuals.
HOW much light
Appears to prefer lower-light situations, but can thrive in an aquarium with high wattages of metal-halide lighting, providing it is kept free of fouling algae.
WILL it threaten fish?