This is a small, deep water sponge that if bright yellow in color and very hardy. Most specimens will be about 3″ high and wide, but smaller and slightly larger sizes are available. If you have a preference, add a note when you check out.
Because of the depth these come from, I seriously doubt that there is any photosynthetic activity in this sponge, so they are entirely filter feeders. This will mean that you’ll need to feed the sponge regularly, much like you would a coral or any other filter feeder. Sponges seem to do best in well-established tanks, so if you have a brand new tank, you might want to wait a few months.
Great care is taken handling these sponges and we only ship healthy sponges that have been in our system for a couple weeks. We’ve been handling live sponges for over 25 years and have learned how to insure that you get a healthy, vibrant colony every time. Contrary to what most Internet chat says about sponges dying if they are ever removed from the water, most of the popular sponges that we sell can be removed from the shipping bag and transferred to the aquarium without any harm. The exception to this would be the blue vase sponges that we occasionally offer, but all of the tree sponges, ball sponges, and frilly sponges can be exposed to air for brief periods without any problems. After any kind of transfer, turn the sponge over and over in the water to remove any bubbles that may get trapped in crevices.
Most of our sponges have a minimal amount of substrate on their bases, which can be glued or epoxied to rocks in your aquarium. Most of the sponges we sell come from deeper water so they will probably do best if they are not in the brightest part of the tank.
An amazingly hardy sponge. I have a small one that Phillip threw in as an extra a long time ago. I stuck it in a small hole under an overhang live rock near a current where it has flourished with virtually no care from me for a couple of years. It’s survived attacks by hermit crabs and getting accidentally buried in sand for a few days. Just amazing.
Richard Andres –
The hardiest sponge I have ever seen. They are small, maybe the size of your thumb, but tough as nails. I have had one for about two years and it has a small amount of new growth. Make sure you keep it in high flow and it will do great. I won’t buy sponges from anywhere but SeaLife
Jessie Bohnenkamp –
Very pleased with my order. This sponge is very bright and a lovely addition to my tank!