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  • Urchin, White Spine

Urchin, White Spine

Product Description

Product Description

Tripneustes ventricosus , commonly called the West Indian sea egg or white sea urchin , is a species of sea urchin . It is common in the Caribbean Sea , the Bahamas and Florida and may be found at depths of less than 10 metres (33 ft).Sea urchins are often used to keep various algae at bay. They are very effective algae eaters, and will eat anything from coralline algae to green hair algae. Sea urchins must not be kept in an aquarium with few algae, as they may starve to death. Sea urchins should be acclimatized slowly, due to sensitivity towards changes in salinity.

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Minimum Tank Size

100 gallons

Care Level

Average

Temperament

Peaceful

Max Size

10 cm (3.9in)