Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 04-18-2004, 06:51 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kansas
Posts: 233
Send a message via MSN to SoylentGrundy
Spiny Urching Question

Hello all!
I've got a 30 SW that I had a few spiny urchins in. (my wife saw them at the LFS and had to have them). So in they go and do fine for about 4 months. Then they stopped moving around as much and wasted away and finally dropped all the spines and both died within 2 weeks of each other. During this time my nitrates, nitrites, ammonia levels were zilch, pH of 8.3, dKH of 10, salinity 1.023. These figures have been constant. Any thoughts? Nothing picking on them, its an invert/macroalgae only tank as of this time (i find them more interesting than fish). Just wandering where I went wrong...

Don't dream it, be it.
SoylentGrundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2004, 07:23 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
They may not have had enough to eat. I have 4 in my 210 and they graze on algae but I also target feed them once or twice a week. I give them small pieces of nori and they scarf it up. Your water parameters sound fine. If you try them again, I would target feed them from time to time.
hope this helps.
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spiny Eels toddnbecka Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 02-01-2006 12:17 AM
Spiny eel? Joey17 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 12-20-2005 05:27 PM
spiny eels... Acer Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 35 09-30-2005 11:03 AM
Spiny Eels Fishyfanatic Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 18 12-20-2004 05:05 AM
—> Spiny eel..? zephyr Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 12-10-2002 02:50 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.