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That's right! Sea Apples don't eat mud! Like hoity-toity, la-di-da aristocrats, they choose a more elevated manner of gaining sustenance. They're filter feeders, using incredibly intricate tentacles to filter plankton out of the water current.
They still can't help but betray their lowly roots, though. Those fancy tentacles have to be stuffed into their mouth and covered in mucus. After waving them around in the water for a while they go straight back into their gob to suck the plankton off.
Even at night there may be fish and the like tempted to take a bite out of an apple. Desperate times call for disgusting measures for a Sea Cucumber, and a Sea Apple will release toxins and internal organs into the water to scare away predators.
You can take the Apple out of the Cucumber, but you can't take the Cucumber out of the Apple.