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Purple Spine Pincushion Urchin
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Purple Spine Pincushion Urchin

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Purple Spine Pincushion Urchin or Purple Short Spine Pincushion Urchin will scavenge over rock and substrate for bits of food and algae to eat while adding interest to your home aquarium.

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Pincushion Urchins have oval or round bodies covered with hundreds of uniform spines. Though the spines are short, they are still sharp, and can puncture skin. During the day, it will hide among the rocks, in crevices, or under plants in a sandy substrate. At night, it will emerge to graze on the algae present in or near its home.

The Purple Spine Pincushion Urchin will scavenge over rock and substrate for bits of food and algae to eat while adding interest to your home aquarium.

The Purple Spine Pincushion Urchin generally roams alone, but several of them could be housed in the same aquarium if it is large enough to provide them with adequate algae food and shelter.

They are sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications and it will not tolerate high nitrate levels. If it starts to lose a number of spines, it is often due to poor water conditions.

If algae levels are particularly low, its diet will need to be supplemented with dried seaweed.

Minimum Aquarium Size

200 L

Max Size

10 cm

Reef Safe

Yes

Temperament

Peaceful

Diet

Herbivore

Care

Easy

Origin

Indian Ocean

Venomous

No

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