Hairy Pincushion Urchin (Tripneustes gratilla)

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Hairy Pincushion Urchin

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Hairy Pincushion Urchin

Tripneustes gratilla

Moderate

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Other (See article)

3-5 years




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Alternative names

Hairy Pincushion Urchin, Priest Hat Urchin, Collector Urchin, Sea Egg

Sexing

Unknown

Tank compatibility

Unknown

Diet

This Urchin will graze on algae and can be supplemented with dried seaweed, it will also eat Caulerpa.

Feeding regime

How often to feed, etc.

Environment Specifics

It is sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications and it will not tolerate high nitrate levels.

Behaviour

Unknown

Identification

How to id the animal.

Pictures

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