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Old 06-14-2004, 10:15 AM   #1
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sick urchin?

My black long spined urchin doesnt' look like its happy. The spines are looking like they have bands of faded out color, and I noticed a spine laying on the substrate.

What's wrong with my little guy??? Any ideas???

As soon as I get home tonight I'll do a check on water conditions and post them here.

Thanks for the help.
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How long have you had him? Also do you target feed him?
My Black Urchin looses a spine once is a while, no big deal. Are the rest of the spines rigid or are the starting to lay down?
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I've had him since the beginning of May. The LFS store said that he would graze on the algae on my live rock and glass. Was I too trusting in their info? What would be the best way to target feed him?
The rest of his spines look rigid and he has been quite active. I watched him go the lenght of the glass last night and he was movin' this morning too. Very active little bugger.
Any info is appreciated.
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He may be Ok, but I target feed mine twice a week with a little sheet of Nori. He chows it with gusto. You may want to give it a try.
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