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Colored Pincushion Urchin
Colored Pincushion Urchin


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Colored Pincushion Urchin

Colored Pincushion Urchin

The Colored Pincushion Urchin is a generally peaceful species but care should be taken when maintaining the aquarium to prevent injury. This urchin covers itself with small items, like shells and small pebbles, it can find to help provide cover and camouflage. The Colored Pincushion Urchin prefers to have plenty of rocks to hide and forage from. Drip acclimation is highly recommended. This species is intolerant of copper as well as high levels of nitrates.

Colored Pincushion Urchin

Internet Price: $18.99

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef Safe: Yes

Family: Toxopneustidae

Native To: Indo-Pacific

Diet: Omnivore

Adult Size: Up to 4" diameter

Temperature: 72 - 78°F

Water Parameters: sg 1.023-1.026; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12

Care Level: Moderate

Scientific Name: Tripneustes graltilla

Environment: Marine

  • Covers itself with small items it can find to help provide cover and camouflage
  • Excellent controller of nuisance algae
  • Best to drip acclimate

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1.5"-3.5" Length
SKU: 1373315

Colored Pincushion Urchin
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