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Old 04-01-2011, 06:51 AM   #11
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Just beware that they black spiny urchin will grow faster than you think. I had one, and got him because he was cool, not to take care of algae, so he just ate whatever, never supplemented him. I brought mine back to my LFS because his spikes were 5" long themselves, and it was hard to get my hands in the tank in any area it was in. I was stuck once, and that was enough those spikes hurt. I couldn't believe how quickly it pointed those spikes toward my hand.... By the way, def. not an anti urchin post, just a warning about the black spiny in a smaller tank. I could see myself getting one in a 125G +. I have a tiny tuxedo in tank (which is growing a lot slower than the black did) and a bigger collector urchin in my other tank. If I find a small pencil urchin, i plan on getting that for my 20G since it is currently urchinless.

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Old 04-01-2011, 08:17 AM   #12
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What urchin could you put in with a medium size lion fish and a puffer

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Old 04-01-2011, 03:50 PM   #13
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Tincat what urchin is that he looks cool and how big is your tank
I really don't know the name, It is eating an Asian seaweed called "Fueru Wakame". It is found in the Asians section of most supermarkets. This urchin came in as a hitchhiker at about the size of a pencil eraser. It is now the size, I would say, of a tennis ball.

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