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Red Tree Sponge -Ptilocaulis sp

Red Tree Sponge -Ptilocaulis sp

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The red Tree sponge has deep red colors and they prefer strong water flow. The Tree sponge is also a filter feeder. Typical sponge will be supplied as a single tree with multiple branches.

Category Sponge
Care Level Expert - Requires High Flow and No Exposure to Air
Diet Filter Feeder
Bottom to Middle
Origin Florida
Minimum Tank Size 180 Gallons
Water Condition 72-78F, dkh 8-12, PH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Water Flow Medium
Light Moderate
Reef Compatible Yes
Compatibility See Chart


The Red Tree Sponge are found in a wide variety of colors such as red, yellow, and orange. The Red Tree Sponge requires a strong current and excellent water conditions. All sponges, including the Red Tree Sponge, will require some very special care to survive in the home aquarium. The most critical concern is that it never be exposed to the air. If it is, the air becomes trapped in the matrix of channels that line the inside of its body. With air blocking the path for planktonic food to reach its cells, will starve.