Menu
Menu
Your Cart
Arrive alive within 48 hours guaranteed. Find out more

Blue Pincushion Urchin

Blue Pincushion Urchin
Blue Pincushion Urchin

PLEASE NOTE - Due to current pandemic restrictions, the wait time for livestock deliveries are approx 3 working days. Please note that prices and availability may vary depending on sizes and species in-store.

From €25.00
Ex Tax: €20.33
  • Stock: Call To Order
  • Model: CC112L
  • EAN: 9325136054637

Available Options

Reset options

Specifications

Care Level
Difficult
Color / Form
Blue, Red, Yellow, Purple
Diet
Filter Feeder
Geographic Region
Indonesia
Max Size
20 cm
Reef Compatible
No
Tank Size
100 Lt.
Temperament
Peaceful
Water Conditions
Fish:PH:8.1-8.4, Sg:1.020-1.02
General Information
Common Name Violet Sea Apple
Family Cucumariidae
Latin Name Pseudocolorhirus Axiologus

The Tuxedo Pincushion Urchin, also known as the Sphere Urchin or Globe Urchin, has five to ten broad-colored bands usually blue or black, with red, brown, or dark spines. This very striking combination, gives it the "formal" look and thus the name "Tuxedo Urchin."

During the day, it will hide among the rocks, in crevices, or under plants in a sandy substrate. At night, it will emerge to graze on the algae present in or near its home.

The Tuxedo Pincushion Urchin generally roams alone, but several of them could be housed in the same aquarium if it is large enough to provide them with adequate food (algae) and shelter.

It is sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications and it will not tolerate high nitrate levels. If it starts to lose a number of spines, it is often due to poor water conditions.

If algae levels are particularly low, its diet will need to be supplemented with dried seaweed.

Write a review

Please login or register to review
File Name Link
33 How to care for Starfish, Sea Urchins and Sea Cucumbers.pdf
(Total downloads: 276)
Download
1