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Pencil Urchin
Pencil Urchin


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Pencil Urchin

Pencil Urchin

The Pencil Urchin. This urchin has no problems being housed with more aggressive fish. Pencil Urchin are great at controlling algae but can also be destructive to corals. Drip acclimation is highly recommended. This species is intolerant of copper as well as high levels of nitrates

Pencil Urchin

Internet Price: $13.99

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef Safe: Yes

Family: Diadematidae

Native To: Indo-Pacific

Diet: Herbivore

Adult Size: Up to 10"

Temperature: 72 - 78°F

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

Care Level: Easy

Scientific Name: Diadema sp.

Environment: Marine

  • Known as the Mine Urchin
  • Excellent controller of nuisance algae
  • Best to drip acclimate

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1.5"-3.5" Length
SKU: 1373331

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