Urchin Hitchhiker

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by Toolboysa, 4 Mar 2013.

  1. Toolboysa

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    Hi

    Can any one ID this. Think it came on the liverock of the SPS I bought. Its shell is about 6-7mm wide

    I know NOTHING about urchins so any advice will be welcome as what to do with it? Keep/toss it/feed it/hope for more

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  3. butcherman

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    very cool!
     
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    ..:005:..what gave it away..:p..BTW more likely a "banded" something something Urchin...:005:
     
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    extremely nice hitchhiker. They eat algae green and coraline. But as with most things aquatic, they could specialize in one thing specifically. Just check it out at night, where it wonders around. If it stays on the rock work or glass, then I would keep it. It is so small that in your size system it will be super cool to have.
     
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