Tiger Tail Cucumber
Scientific Name: Holothuria impatiens
Reef Compatibility: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gal
Max Size: 9”
Food/Feeding: DetritivoreNotes: Often known as "sand-sifting" or "sand-mopping" cucumbers. While most cucumbers extend feeding oral tentacles into the water to catch free-floating plankton, these cucumbers move along the bottom and use their sticky oral tentacles like mops to collect detritus, bacteria, microalgae and other food particles. Many will burrow into the substrate or extend their bodies out from the protection of rockwork to feed. With the exception of very large systems, it is best to limit cucumbers to one per tank.