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Old 01-11-2004, 09:52 PM   #11
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No fault of yours snapcrackler, you found it by reading!

I've had issues with these online retailers before with their crappy info (I am guessing this by the agreement of the two other "scientific" sources) so I rarely follow any care information from them.

One of my biggest peeves is the Drs. sites (liveaquaria, etc.) that all have the exact same picture for puffers' D. holacanthus and D. hystrix which are COMPLETELY different fish.
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Old 01-11-2004, 11:53 PM   #12
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I"m also very cautious of vendor's info, I think they rarely fully disclose the bad qualities to avoid losses in sailes of certain animals.
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Old 01-12-2004, 04:00 AM   #13
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This fellow came in on some live rock, as did another one I have found, and the wife thinks she has seen something else even larger move during the night. The first urchin's body is about the size of a marble, with spines extending perhaps 3/4" out from there. The second one is smaller.
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Old 01-13-2004, 01:05 AM   #14
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Pencil urchins are largely carnivorous and can catch and eat "sleeping" fish and shrimp.
kudos. after some research i agree. good call. i would have never thought that urchins are carnivorous. and to think that i could have bought an assassin. pencil urchins look cool
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Old 01-13-2004, 10:28 PM   #15
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Great posting! I had Pencil urchins on my livestock wish list... guess i'll pencil them out... ..... ....... ........ anyone? ...... .......... ............
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:18 PM   #16
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We used to have pencil urchins until they decided to devour the mushrooms in one of our tanks. Pencils no more!! Have had better luck with the Christmas urchin (green and reddish pink). Very active - very nice to look at.

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Old 01-14-2004, 01:38 PM   #17
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Snap I am sorry I just can't resist....LoL



Zimbabwe's capital was renamed Harare after Independence in 1980

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Old 01-14-2004, 02:54 PM   #18
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You the man! LOL

And speaking of urchins, check this little tidbit out:

Had a hitchhiker urchin on the last batch of liverocks.com rocks, jet black with pointy spikes (I never bothered to ID him)

But anyway he grew from the size of a pea to about 1" across including spikes.

The other night I looked where he normally drives around and there was a big pile of spikes and no urchin.

Methinks one of the humongo-crabs peeled his spikes off and made him a meal.
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Old 01-14-2004, 03:14 PM   #19
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