During the day they will seek shelter in the rocks; at night it will come out and forage for food, looking particularly for algae lawns and smaller invertebrates like sea squirts or sponges. It can be destructive to corals. It requires an aquarium with multiple hiding places and live rock on which it can graze. The rock formations should be sturdy, since the Urchin could dislodge rocks as it moves around the tank.
Actual Size 1-2" Maximum Size: 5”
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament : Peaceful
Minimum Tank Size: 5g
Reef Compatible: Yes with caution
Scientific Name: Eucidaris tribuloides
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
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