Saltwater Fish

Aquarium Saltwater Fish Aquarium Live Corals Aquarium Marine Plants Invertebrates Aquarium Live Rock Aquarium Live Sand



Ocean Sponges for the Saltwater Aquarium


Sponges are the simplest form of multicellular animals, just up from protozoans and down from cindarians (stinging-celled like corals and anemones) in most taxonomic schemes. They don't,in fact, have tissues or organs. Their cells are somewhat unspecialized and quite independent, more like a commune or colony than a single animal. Sponge feed on bacteria and detritus that it filters from the moving water. Many beginning hobbyists loose their sponge because they do not provide enough water movement. We can not emphasize enough how important water movement is to the health of the aquarium sponge. Since it is non-photosynthetic, the diet of the sponge needs to be supplemented with feeding's of organic foods such as phytoplankton and zoo plankton, marine snow, and by stirring the aquarium's substrate regularly. All Sponge require low light to keep algae at bay. The sponge's shape can vary quite alot, but all pieces look unique and beautiful.

Tech Note-Acclimation: Sponges can tolerate changes in water temperature with no ill effect, but they may be sensitive to drastic changes in salinity. To acclimate to your salinity open the shipping bag carefully keeping the sponge totally under water. The most critical concern is that Sponge never be exposed to the air. If it is exposed to air out of the water, the air becomes trapped in the matrix of channels that line the inside of its sponge body, blocking the path for food to reach its cells. So please make sure your sponge stays under water in the bag. Place the bag with the sponge in a 5 gallon bucket. Start a drip acclimation from your aquarium into the bag sitting in the bucket. Drip acclimate until the bucket is at least 3/4 full. At that point reach in and close the bag with your fingers. Make sure you have the bag totally full of water.

Tech Note-Exactly How To Add A Sponge To Your Aquarium: When adding any marine sponge to a saltwater aquarium be sure to submerge the bag fully under water. The most critical concern is that Sponge never be exposed to the air. If it is exposed to air out of the water, the air becomes trapped in the matrix of channels that line the inside of its sponge body, blocking the path for food to reach its cells. While totally underwater open the bag and release the water from the bag along with the sponge. Place in an area of the tank that gets moderate to strong water flow and shaded light.

Orange Fan Sponge

>
Description: A Fan sponge is naturally shaped like a Japanese hand held fan. They are natural suspension feeders,filtering food from the water. Phytoplankton foods bring outlot's of color. They are very helpful in filtering aquarium water.They can withstand a wide temperature variation and they lastindefinitely in the marine aquarium.  

Like other Sponges, the Orange Fan Sponge filter feeds plankton food from the ocean's water. Sponges can usually tolerate changesin water temperature with no ill effect. The Orange Fan Sponge requires moderate light and moderate water movement to survive. Many beginning hobbyists loose sponges because they do not provide enough light or food. The Orange Fan sponge's shape can vary quite a lot, but all pieces look unique and beautiful.

The most critical concern when receiving your sponge and placing it in your aquarium is that it can never be exposed to air. The air becomes trapped in the sponges channels that line the inside of the sponges body. With trapped air blocking the channels, the food has no pathway for the sponge to eat, which starves the sponge, ultimately killing the sponge.

To keep your sponge healthy it will require supplemental feedingsfrom any of the available liquid Plankton Foods and other foods made up of dissolved organics.


Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1-1/2" to 3"; Medium 3" to 4"; Large 5" to 7"

Small $39.99 Medium $59.99 Large $109.99

Quantity :
Size :

   Australian White Lightning Sponge
(Ptilocaulis sp.)



Description: Called either the Australian White Lightning Sponge, Lightening Sponge, or White Stripe Sponge, these incredible sponges out of Australia add both color and a dramatic contrast to any reef aquarium. Unlike any other sponge, beautiful white polyps open out of the white stripes on the sponge. With the proper care the White Lightening Sponge will grow well from a small piece.

Like other Sponges, the White Lightening Sponge filter feeds plankton food from the ocean's water. Sponges can usually tolerate changes in water temperature with no ill effect. The White Lightening Sponge requires moderate light and moderate water movement to survive. Many beginning hobbyists loose sponges because they do not provide enough light or food. The White Lightening sponge's shape can vary quite a lot, but all pieces look unique and beautiful.

The most critical concern when receiving your sponge and placing it in your aquarium is that it can never be exposed to air. The air becomes trapped in the sponges channels that line the inside of the sponges body. With trapped air blocking the channels, the food has no pathway for the sponge to eat, which starves the sponge, ultimately killing the sponge.

To keep your sponge healthy it will require supplemental feedings from any of the available liquid Plankton Foods and other foods made up of dissolved organics.



White Lightning Sponge 2+ Inch Frag - $39.99
White Lightning Sponge 3+ Inch Frag - $49.99
White Lightning Sponge Full Multi-branch Colony - $149.99


Quantity :
Size :

Blue Sponge



Description: The Blue Sponge is a popular sponge for the marine aquarium. Its popularity is due to its attractive blue color. One reason this species is so popular is that with the proper care it will grow quite well from even the smallest piece. Like other Sponges, the Blue Sponge filter feeds plankton food from the ocean's water. Sponges can usually tolerate changes in water temperature with no ill effect. The Blue Sponge requires moderate light and moderate water movement to survive. Many beginning hobbyists loose sponges because they do not provide enough Light or food. The Blue sponge's shape can vary quite a lot, but all pieces look unique and beautiful.

The most critical concern when receiving your sponge and placing it in your aquarium is that it can never be exposed to air. The air becomes trapped in the sponges channels that line the inside of the sponges body. With trapped air blocking the channels, the food has no pathway for the sponge to eat, which starves the sponge, ultimately killing the sponge.

To keep your sponge healthy it will require supplemental feedings from any of the available liquid Plankton Foods and other foods made up of dissolved organics.


Approximate Purchase Size: Frag 1/4" to 1/2" Small 3/4" to 1-1/2"; Medium 1-1/2" to 2-1/2"; Large 2-1/2"to 3-1/2"

Frag$39.99 Small Out of stock Medium Out of Stock Large Out of Stock

Quantity :
Size :

Red Serrated Decorator Sponge
The Red Serrated sponge is naturally shaped like the picture above. A beautiful reef tank center piece. Like other Sponges, the Serrated Sponge filter feeds plankton food from the ocean's water. Sponges can usually tolerate changes in water temperature with no ill effect. The Red Serrated Sponge requires moderate light and moderate water movement to survive. Many beginning hobbyists loose sponges because they do not provide enough light or food. The sponge's shape can vary quite a lot, but all pieces look unique and beautiful.

The most critical concern when receiving your sponge and placing it in your aquarium is that it can never be exposed to air. The air becomes trapped in the sponges channels that line the inside of the sponges body. With trapped air blocking the channels, the food has no pathway for the sponge to eat, which starves the sponge, ultimately killing the sponge.

To keep your sponge healthy it will require supplemental feeding'sfrom any of the available liquid Plankton Foods and other foodsmade up of dissolved organics.


Approx Purchase Size: Small 1-1/2" to 3"; Medium 3" to 4"; Large 5" to 7"


Small$39.99 Medium$59.99 Large$119.99

Quantity :
Size :

   Azure Vase Sponge
Callyspongia plicifera

One of the rarest and most beautiful of all the sponges, when this one is in stock grab one! A deepwater sponge, the Azure Vase Sponge is found in certain areas of the Carribean at depths approaching 60 feet down. Their size can be from a few inches to over 6 feet tall. Natural suspension feeders, filtering food from the water. Phytoplankton foods bring out lot's of color. Like all sponges they are helpful in filtering aquarium water. They can withstand a wide temperature variation and they last indefinitely in the marine.

Like other Sponges, the Vase Sponge feeds on bacteria and detritus that it filters from the moving water. This is why water movement is crucial to their survival. Sponges can usually tolerate changes in water temperature with no ill effect, but they may be sensitive to drastic changes in salinity.

The Vase Sponge will be fine with low to moderate lighting and moderate water movement. Many beginning hobbyists loose sponges because they do not provide enough light or water movement.

The Vase sponge shape can vary quite a lot, but all pieces look unique and beautiful.

The most critical concern is that Sponge never be exposed to air. If it is exposed to air out of the water, the air becomes trapped in the matrix of channels that line the inside of its sponge body, blocking the path for food to reach its cells.Guaranteed it will die.


Approximate Purchase Size: Small approx 3" to 4"; Medium 4" to 6"; Large 6" to 8"

Small$69.99 Medium$89.99 Large$149.99
Out of Stock

Quantity :
Size :

Multicolor Sponge



Like other Sponges, the Multicolor Sponge feeds on bacteria and detritus that it filters from the moving water. This is why water movement is crucial to their survival. Sponges can usually tolerate changes in water temperature with no ill effect, but they may be sensitive to drastic changesin salinity.

The Multicolor Sponge requires moderate light and moderate water movement to survive. Many beginning hobbyists loose sponges because they do not provide enough light or water movement. The Multicolor sponge shape can vary quite alot, but all pieces look unique and beautiful.

The most critical concern is that Sponge never be exposed to the air. If it is exposed to air out of the water, the air becomes trapped in the matrix of channels that line the inside of its sponge body, blocking the path for food to reach its cells.


Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1-1/2" to 3"; Medium 3" to 4"; Large 5" to 7"

Small$49.99 Medium$69.99 Large$139.99

Quantity :
Size :

Red Ridge Sponge
Their size can be from a few inches to over 3 feet wide. Natural suspension feeders, filtering food from the water. Phytoplankton foods bring out lot's of color. They are very helpful in filtering aquarium water. They can withstand a wide temperature variation and they last indefinitely in the marine

Like other Sponges, the Red Ridge Sponge feeds on bacteria and detritus that it filters from the moving water.This is why water movement is crucial to their survival. Sponges can usually tolerate changes in water temperature with no ill effect, but they may be sensitive to drastic changes in salinity.

The Red Ridge Sponge requires moderate light and moderate water movement to survive. Many beginning hobbyists loose sponges because they do not provide enough light or water movement. The Red Ridge sponge shape can vary quite a lot, but all pieces look unique and beautiful.

The most critical concern is that Sponge never be exposed to the air. If it is exposed to air out of the water, the air becomes trapped in the matrix of channels that line the inside of its sponge body, blocking the path for food to reach its cells.


Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1-1/2" to 3"; Medium 3" to 5"; Large 5+" to 7"


Small$44.99 Medium$69.99 Large$139.99

Quantity :
Size :

Red/Orange or Yellow Tree Sponge
Ptilocaulis sp
Description: Tree sponges (Ptilocaulis sp.) are not common sponges. They are found in the waters around the Caribbean in 40- to 80-foot deep water ,usually near the tops of coral reefs along ocean bottom ledges. A unique creature that has survived for thousands of years, the oceans sponges have no organs or tissue. They are a very basic life form that behaves like a compilation of separate organisms bound by a coordinated effort for survival. Tree sponge is safe to add to a reef aquarium, it will not damage coral that is in the same tank, like some other sponges. It is a peaceful, non-aggressive type of sponge that can live forever in a healthy environment.

Tech Note: When adding this item to the aquarium be sure to submerge the bag which carries it. The most critical concern is that Sponge never be exposed to the air. If it is exposed to air out of the water, the air becomes trapped in the matrix of channels that line the inside of its sponge body, blocking the path for food to reach its cells. While totally underwater open the bag and release the water from the bag along with the sponge. Place in an area of the tank that gets moderate to strong water flow and shaded light.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2-1/2" to 4"; Medium: 4" to 7"; Large: 7" to 10"; XLarge: 10" to 15"

Starting at $39.99

Quantity :
Size :

Red or Yellow Ball Sponge
Psuedaxinella lunaecharta


Description: This is a perfect, eye catching,low cost addition for the home aquarium. The Ball Sponge is available in a crimson red color. The Red Ball Sponge requires moderate light and moderate water movement. The Ball sponge's shape can vary quite a lot, but all pieces look unique and beautiful. Sponges use small holes called "pores" to suck in water and pump it through the interior of the Sponge. As the water is filtered through the Sponge oxygen and food are removed.

Tech Note: When adding this item to the aquarium be sure to submerge the bag which carries it and release the water from the bag along with the sponge.Place in an area of the tank that gets moderate to strong water flow and shaded light.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"

Starting at $39.99

Quantity :
Size :
Tech Note-Acclimation: Sponges can tolerate changes in water temperature with no ill effect, but they may be sensitive to drastic changes in salinity. To acclimate to your salinity open the shipping bag carefully keeping the sponge totally under water. The most critical concern is that Sponge never be exposed to the air. If it is exposed to air out of the water, the air becomes trapped in the matrix of channels that line the inside of its sponge body, blocking the path for food to reach its cells. So please make sure your sponge stays under water in the bag. Place the bag with the sponge in a 5 gallon bucket. Start a drip acclimation from your aquarium into the bag sitting in the bucket. Drip acclimate until the bucket is at least 3/4 full. At that point reach in and close the bag with your fingers. Make sure you have the bag totally full of water.

Tech Note-Exactly How To Add A Sponge To Your Aquarium: When adding any marine sponge to a saltwater aquarium be sure to submerge the bag fully under water. The most critical concern is that Sponge never be exposed to the air. If it is exposed to air out of the water, the air becomes trapped in the matrix of channels that line the inside of its sponge body, blocking the path for food to reach its cells. While totally underwater open the bag and release the water from the bag along with the sponge. Place in an area of the tank that gets moderate to strong water flow and shaded light.

Copyright 2018 Aquarium Creations OnlineInc. - Photos are just representative and your delivered livestock may be different then what is shown.