Juvenile Pincushions*

$5.00
 
These juvenile pincushion urchins may grow large, but are only about the size of a half dollar when shipped.
 
 
 
 

The Variegated Sea Urchin grows to 4 inches in diameter regularly in captivity. It spines stretch it out to nearly 5 inches in diameter. Because of its large size it can/will be a bulldozer around small coral frags. They also like to wear loose objects, (including snails and hermits), as camoflage. THEY ALSO SCRATCH ACRYLIC Putting empty shells on them to wear reduces this tendency. They will mow down any and all edible macroalgae as they grow. Their definition of edible algae is pretty expansive, and they eat calcified algae as well. We try to ship them under 3 inches in diameter to make shipping affordable. At that size they are still pretty formidable against algae.
 

When these animals reach adult size they are only for the very largest of reefs with very stable structure, touch tanks, or large fish only with live rock tanks. (FOWLRs) If this doesn't describe your tank, make sure you have a plan to donate them to a local fish store, or to a friend when you can o longer properly keep them.

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Orders placed today will ship Tuesday, January 21st. They are closed on Monday for MLK day. Later dates available by request.

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By default, our packages will ship "Deliver to Customer or Door". However, you should always keep an eye out for the package on delivery day - especially if you live in an apartment with a common mailbox or parcel locker where packages are delivered. You should arrange to be home to accept live packages. Packages are often left in mailboxes and around doors you may not frequently use. Please do not let it sit outside for hours or days if there are live animals inside. Abandonment and neglect will lead to losses. Please be pro-active.

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