View Full Version : Sea squirt care?

06/13/2015, 06:33 PM
Just bought this today. I've been wanting one for a while and saw it so I had to get it as I rarely see them. Guy at the store said they feed it coral frenzy and phyto few times a week. Seems lacking to me but it's been at the store for several months so it's surviving. Any advice greatly appreciated. Acclimation? Feeding? Flow? Light? Etc

06/14/2015, 09:01 AM
got this from a "goodheart's extreme science":
How Sea Squirts Eat
A sea squirt is basically a big stomach inside a sack. The sack pumps water in and out of itself, filtering food carried to it by sea currents.

Water comes in one siphon and heads down into the large basket-like pharynx. The pharynx has numerous sieve-like slits for the incoming water to pass through.

Plankton in the incoming water get trapped in a sticky mucus coating the pharynx, and small hair-like cilia help move the plankton to the stomach for digestion. Filtered water and waste products are expelled through the second siphon.

Also from another site : Sea squirts primarily feed on the plankton and nutrients in the water along with the algae that grows on them. Many larger sea squirt species have stick tentacle-like appendages which catch food particles as they float past. Some really large species of sea squirts that are found in the deep ocean, are even known to trap and ingest small animal including fish and jellyfish.

Never kept one myself (the ones my LFS gets are kinda crummy looking). So I'm thinking phyto and oyster eggs (and the natural bacterial in your tank) based on the above sources.

07/05/2015, 04:15 PM
I think there you will find more infos about it http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=427

Keep up....:clown:

07/05/2015, 05:47 PM
Check these out.