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Old 09-13-2004, 06:00 AM   #1
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Any luck with Urchins.

I'm thinking of getting one. I was told they are great algae eaters and that they might go good with aggressive fish, since they have spines. Anyone have one, if so how's if going?
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I have several and my fish leave them alone. Apparently they can strip the coraline off of your LR, but I dont have that problem.
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I have 4, no problems except they like to knock my powerheads off once in a while. Have had 3 of them for almost a year. No problems here with coraline. Cool additions IMO.
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Just make sure that your Nitrates and Phosphates are as close to 0PPM possible since they don't tolerate Nitrate, it will kill them. Also, I have seastars in my tank with triggers, eels, angels and tangs and they are doing great.
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Just make sure to keep it well fed so it doesn't go after your coralline algae.. also make sure your rockwork is secure and stable.
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How and what do you feed them?
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I feed mine a small nori strip once or twice a week. I swear they have aquired a taste for algae now. I frequently see them grazing on it.
A small piece of shrimp or a sinking pellet may do as well.
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