Notes: A colorful and bizarre addition to any reef aquarium, the Sea Apple can live for many years in the home aquarium. It will move around the aquarium until it finds an area with a good current where it can filter plenty of food. Once it finds a desirable spot it may stay there for many months.
The Sea Apple uses its oral tentacles to catch food that floats by. As each tentacle becomes full of food it draws its entire tentacle into its mouth. The Sea Apple must be fed foods for filter feeders including marine snow, phytoplankton, and zooplankton. If not properly fed the body of the Sea Apple will slowly begin to shrink.
The Sea Apple can be harmed by the intakes of any pumps or powerheads in the aquarium, so make sure to protect all intakes to prevent the Sea Apple from being sucked in.
CAUTION! When harassed, and upon death, the Sea Apple may release toxins that could kill fish in the aquarium. The eggs of the Sea Apple are also thought to be toxic to fishes. Do not house with butterflyfish, large angelfish, or other fish that are not safe with invertebrates. If you observe a fish picking at the Sea Apple remove the fish or the Sea Apple immediately to a separate tank.
Vivid Aquariums cannot accept any responsibility for any losses that may occur should the Sea Apple poison the aquarium. Its a gamble- you choose to roll the dice, or not.