I went to collect some gobies for my Dniester Biotope project and guess what I found? A real life freshwater sponge or Spongilla fluviatilis. I have heard of freshwater sponges, but until now, I have never seen one.
This is what I have noticed on a pieces of wood. At first, I thought that it was some sort of egg clutch. But it just felt weird, almost like moss. But it turned out a beginning of a new sponge colony
Another look at small sponge colony
Close up of Spongilla fluviatilis
And than I saw a fully formed freshwater sponge colony. Looks like something out of the ocean. almost like a coral. Just not as colorful
A crappy look at the freshwater sponge colonies underwater
Another piece of the sponge
Looks like a piece of coral, but it's a freshwater sponge!!!
This little piece of the freshwater sponge I took home to put into my new tank. Let's see how it goes
My silly face in front of the great Dniester River)))
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