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Juvenile Rock Urchin*

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Species Availability:   1
$6.00
Resides : Rocks and glass
Consumes : Hair Algae, Complex Macroalgae and Turf Algae
Max Size : 4" or 100mm spines included
Origin : Caribbean
Availability: Monthly
Warnings : Due to their size, they may knock over loose objects. Can scratch acrylic.

Using its spines as protection, urchins can be used in tanks with predatory fish, that would otherwise eat snails such as puffers.

Rock Urchins come in different colors, consume complex algae, including calcified algae. They have sharp spines, which can give you a sting comparable to a bee sting if the spine pierces your skin. Take care to not squeeze them too hard when handling them.

They grow to about 3 inches in diameter, with spines reaching out 1-2 inches. These small urchins are young, and are about 1 inch in diameter total size.

They devour algae, including desirable algae and are not marine planted tank safe, they  are reef safe though.  They should be given plenty of live rock to graze on, and should be kept in tanks over 30 gallons. They can/will scratch acrylic.

This species requires UPS Next Day Air or Express Mail and does not qualify for free shipping.

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