i just added a cucumber ( man it's the ugliest thing i seen) but was informed should be a great 'sifter' for my sand........... can anyone confirm this........ will try post a pic but its away in my rock lol........
but the only way to describe it is this..........
1 of those things out the movie 'tremours'
i also got 2 orange snails ( i have some sandsift starfish but getting rid of em as they eat the goodness in my lv
Sea cucumbers are holothurian echinoderms, so are related to starfish and sea urchins. They are detrivores and feed in one of two ways. Some use their tenticles to filter the water column. Others burrow through the substrate and ingest particles from it, so if it's one of these then it should sift your sand well. They have a tough skin so should be safe with most fish. As a defense mechanism they can eject their digestive tract, leaving a predator to feast on it, while crawling away to regrow it . Some can also eject sticky threads from their back end called cuverian tubules which wrap around predators, incapacitating them.
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THAT'S the lil ( or big) critter ziggy when u say grows to 24"s dyu mean stretched out or fat n podgy as am hoping u mean stretched as at the moment its about 8" fat n podgy but stretches to around the 24" ish mark........... also is it a good worker of live sand?