Blastomussa vividais commonly referred to as Blastomussa vivida. Difficulty in the aquarium: To nie jest zwierzę dla początkujących. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Blastomussa vivida are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Blastomussa vivida, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Blastomussa vivida, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Benzoni, Arrigoni & Hoeksema, 2014
Very sepecial thanks for the first nine photos of Blastomussa vivida to Dr. Bert W. Hoeksema, Head, Department of Marine Zoology, Lieden, Netherlands.
Distribution: from New Caledonia and Australia in the south, Peninsular Malaysia in the west, and Japan in the north, including various localities in the Coral Triangle .
A search hit in Google images for B. wellsi (4 February 2014) provided many pages actually showing B. vivida as an aquarists’ pet, thus suggesting that while the former species is less common in the aquarium trade,