Pincushion Tuxedo Urchin (Mespilia globulus)

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Pincushion Tuxedo Urchin

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Pincushion Tuxedo Urchin

Mespilia globulus

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

Herbivore
Other (See article)

3-5 years




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Alternative names

Pincushion Tuxedo Urchin, Blue Tuxedo Urchin, Sphere Urchin, Globe Urchin, Crown Urchin, Royal Urchin

Sexing

Unknown

Tank compatibility

Unknown

Diet

This is a herbivorous Urchin and will graze on algae and phytoplankton. It can be supplemented with dry seaweed.

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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