Sea Urchins

Shortspine Urchin (Echinometra sp.) Care Level:  Easy Temperament: Peaceful Diet:  Herbivore Colouring: White, Black, Purple Max Size: 3″ Reef Safe: Yes Minimum Tank Size: 75 Litres / 20 gallons Supplements: Calcium, Trace Elements Origins:  Caribbean, Indonesia  Family: Echinometridae Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.023-1.025 / 72-78° F      Sources of information  

Red Tuxedo Urchin (Mespilia cf globulus) Care Level:  Easy Temperament: Peaceful Diet:  Herbivore Colouring: Black, blue, red, Tan Max Size: 3″ Reef Safe: Yes Minimum Tank Size: 75 Litres / 20 gallons Supplements: Calcium, Trace Elements, Magnesium, Iodine Origins:  Maldives, Indonesia Family: Temnopleuridae Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.023-1.025 / 72-78° F        Sources of

Purple Short Spine Pincushion Urchin (Pseudoboletia sp.) Care Level:  Easy Temperament: Semi-aggressive Diet:  Herbivore Colouring: Pink, black, purple Max Size: 4″ Reef Safe: With Caution Minimum Tank Size: 75 Litres / 20 gallons Supplements: Calcium,  Trace Elements Origins:  Sri Lanka, Sumatra Family: Temnopleuridae Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.023-1.025 / 72-78° F      Sources of

Blue Spot Longspine Urchin (Astropyga radiata) Care Level:  Easy Temperament: Peaceful Diet:  Omnivore Venomous: Yes Colouring: Blue, Red Max Size: 8″ Reef Safe: With Caution Supplements: Calcium,  Trace Elements Origins:  Maldives, Indonesia Family: Diadematidae Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.023-1.025 / 72-78° F      Sources of information

Pencil Urchin (Eucidaris tribuloides) Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful Diet:  Omnivore Colouring: White, black, red, tan Max Size: 5″ Reef Safe: No Minimum Tank Size: 115 Litres / 30 gallons Supplements: Calcium,  Trace Elements Origins: Philippines, Caribbean,  Family: Cidaridae Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.023-1.025 / 72-78° F      Sources of information

Hairy Pincushion Urchin (Tripneustes gratilla) Care Level:  Moderate Temperament: Peaceful Diet:  Omnivore,  Colouring: White, black, red, purple Reef Safe: Yes Minimum Tank Size: 75 Litres / 20 gallons Supplements: Iodine, Trace Elements Origins:  Sri Lanke, Indonesia, Maldives Family: Diadematidae Max Size: 3″ Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.023-1.025 / 72-78° F  The Hairy Pincushion Urchin

Black Longspine Urchin (Diadema setosum) Care Level:  Easy Temperament: Peaceful Diet:  Herbivore Colouring: White, blue, black, Green Max Size: 10″ Reef Safe: Yes Minimum Tank Size: 75 Litres / 20 gallons Supplements: Calcium, Trace Elements Origins: Caribbean, Fiji, Indonesia Family: Diadematidae Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.023-1.025 / 72-78° F        Sources of

Pincushion Urchin (Lytechinus variegatus) Care Level:  Easy Temperament: Peaceful Diet:  Omnivore, Herbivore Colouring: White, blue, red, purple Max Size: 8″ Reef Safe: Yes Minimum Tank Size: 75 Litres / 20 gallons Supplements: Calcium,  Trace Elements Origins:  Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean Family: Toxopneustidae Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.023-1.025 / 72-78° F    Sources of information

Blue Tuxedo Urchin (Mespilia globulus) Care Level:  Easy Temperament: Peaceful Diet:  Herbivore Colouring: Black, blue, red, tan Max Size: 3″ Reef Safe: Yes Minimum Tank Size: 75 Litres / 20 gallons Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements Origins:  Indo Pacific Family: Temnopleuridae Water Conditions: 22 – 25°C / dKH 8-12 / pH 8.1-8.4 / sg 1.023-1.025 / 72-78° F  The eye catching, Blue Tuxedo