Not Reef Tank Suitable
Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank
Range: Northern Atlantic Ocean: Mediterranean.
Natural Environment: Inhabits rubble and rocky shelf areas in caves and under overhangs where currents are strong.
Aquarium Suitability: Not collected for the home tropical aquarium trade.
Best left in the wild.
FYI: Shown here for identification only.
Has a temperature range of 50 - 68ºF (10 - 20ºC).
Sponges posses no nervous, digestive or excretory systems, and feed by filtering suspended bacteria and fine detritus. Strong water movement is vital to almost all, not only for carrying food to these sessile creatures but also to carry waste/unused matter away. In fact, a sponge the size of a baseball can filter about fifty gallons of water per hour!