Sea urchin or sea potatoe?

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  1. redroman

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    Good day all.I found a sea urchin or sea potatoe on Noetzie beach near knysna.
    Can anyone identify it?
    Regards

    Rob

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    a species of urchin.
    More common name is Heart Urchin

    I wonder if they will survive in a big DSB. They are detritus feeders. Borrowing in the sand.
     
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    I know off people keeping them.
     
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    but do they survive long term?
     
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    I've kept two

    difficult but I'm sure possible
    mine didn't do well lasted two weeks
    feed exclusively on detritus so good clean up crew
    but dig extensively so Imo could be detrimental to a sand bed as airates the bed
     
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    having said this mine where in about 5cm deep sand so in a properly mature sand bed of ample depth they would probably thrive

    I might try next season
     
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