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Old 08-15-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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Blue tuxedo urchin, missing, presumed dead?

This is what I found today, after about 3 days back from a 2 day vacation. It was found behind my LR, maybe it got stuck and couldn't get out?
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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How long have you had it? Those urchins can be notoriously sensitive(as I found out myself). Likely died of stress or lack of food. They're supposed to eat corraline and stuff like nori, but can be difficult to get eating.

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Old 08-19-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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I had it for 5 months and it went through the ringer.I Just found it odd that it was hollowed out in a matter of 3 days??
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:43 AM   #4
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What kind of clean up crew do you have?? If it died and you,have a good crew, they could have eaten it in 3 days. It depends. I have personally never had a urchin die on me.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:47 AM   #5
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Maybe 4 red legged hermit crabs, 5 Margarita snails, cleaner shrimp, 3 peppermint shrimp,chocolate chip starfish?
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:53 AM   #6
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If I recall starfish eat sea urchins?
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:13 AM   #7
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Live aquaria doesn't mention they eat urchins specifically, but they do eat other inverts. If the urchin died, the starfish and the shrimp could have polished him off in 3 days. Also, choc chip stars need a deep sand bed and large tank.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:18 AM   #8
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My chocolate chips did fine without a dsb
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:19 AM   #9
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My ccsf has done well also without a dsb, he mostly eats my Coraline algae
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Live aquaria doesn't mention they eat urchins specifically, but they do eat other inverts. If the urchin died, the starfish and the shrimp could have polished him off in 3 days. Also, choc chip stars need a deep sand bed and large tank.
U thinking of a sand shifting star?
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