PIN CUSHION URCHIN (Lytechinus variegatus) MARINE CLEAN UP CREWRegular price £19.00
Pin cushion urchin (Lytechinus variegatus)
Care level: Easy
Reef compatibility: Reef safe
Max size: 18 cm
Pin cushion urchins make an interesting addition to the reef aquarium or fish only system where lots of live rock is available.
Feeding primarily on algae as well as detritus and meaty leftovers the urchin will spend most of the time foraging for food around rocks. Provide plenty of live rock for grazing and for hiding. Rock work must be fairly secure so the urchin does not move it when forcing itself into crevice. Pin cushion urchins may also pick and carry around small coral frags if not fixed down as well as loose stones and shells, probably an attempt at camouflage.
Often the tips of the spines will have a purple / pink hugh to varying degrees.
Due to variations in species your item may not be identical to that featured in the image, we do however ensure the species is correct and that the markings and colors are very similar.
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