Long spine urchin reef safe?please help

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  1. duanead

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    Hi guys

    I've had a long spine urchin for 3 months now and this weekend I saw my zoas looking really bad and I didn't know who it can be. Then tonight I get home and he sat on top of my green star polyps and later when I got back gone is the patch of green star polyps:(

    So guys if they aren't reef friendly I would need him to go.please anybody with experience with them
     
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  3. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

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    Yes...they seem to be Reef Safe...
    Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Longspine Urchin, Black
     
  4. Ayoob

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    It is reef safe as far as I know.
     
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    Yup seen them in many reef tanks
     
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    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    OMG! They will eat all your coralline algae. I had one and quickly got rid of It coz It ate my all my coralline algae.
     
  7. Quintin

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    Had one in my tank until it grew too big.
    They are cool but be careful of your fingers....
     
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    They are reef safe, but not hands safe....

    anyway should not have your hands in the water. But yes, first check where it is, before doing anything in your tank. I got one in my remote DSB
     
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    I always have my hands in the tank doing something.
    Fish don't mind and actually quite tame and come and rub past on my fingers....

    Long Spine Urchin would chase me around the tank when working in it.
    You have no idea how quick they can move and how mean they can get with those spines. ;)
     
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