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Old 09-29-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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Sea Urchin vs. Damsel

I added 2 sea urchins to my tank last night. Today I noticed that 1 of my blue damsels is missing. Will the sea urchins eat the damsels when they are sleeping? Please let me know hat you all think. Thx
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:05 AM   #2
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Sea urchins move pretty slowly and damsels have lighting fast reflexes, so it's hard for me to see that happening. Never heard if it happening, what kind if CUC you got? Fish could have died and other members if the cuC ate it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:16 AM   #3
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Urchins eat only algae so I say no damsel is hiding
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:49 PM   #4
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That's good to know. I have about 10 hermit crabs and this other big slug in a shell type thing. Forgot the name. Is anyone knows the name that would be helpful. It has a snout and a tail that comes out of the shell to clean.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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A conch? Google that and see if that's what it is. That's my best guess without a pic.
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Yes it's a conch.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:32 AM   #7
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These are them. I've heard that if they die, they're super toxic?
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:32 AM   #8
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That's an urchin, not a conch. They're hard to keep in a new tank, might not have a enough alar to keep it alive.
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That's an urchin, not a conch. They're hard to keep in a new tank, might not have a enough alar to keep it alive.
Agreed
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