Sustainably Ocean Harvested
Algae Eating Machine
Preferred for Tanks over 50 Gallons
Coralline Algae Scrubber
Nursery for Banggai Fry
Handle with Care
Black with Purple Hue
2″ – 5″
Florida Purple Spined Urchin
These urchins arrive as small hitchhikers on our live rock. When in the holding system, they thrive and grow quickly. Nocturnal prickly creatures will scavenge the live rock and aquarium glass eating algae (even coralline algae). They require tanks with a healthy amount of algae or heavily fed fish. Purple spined urchins will eat left over fish food and nori. It is said they like to nibble at sponges.
At full size, we recommend them for tanks 100+ gallons.
Please be careful when working in a tank with long spined urchins.
Let us know if you are looking for smaller or larger urchin.
*This product is an add-on for air cargo orders.
*Want them delivered to your door? Check out Critter Getters in the Treasure Chest category.