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Urchin losing spines
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Constantine24
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PostPosted: 2007.01.25(Thu)2:51    Post subject: Urchin losing spines Reply with quote

I have a small pin cushion urchin in my 12 gallon, and he has been losing quite a few spines lately, except under him by his mouth. Any ideas whats causing this?
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FloridaBoy
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PostPosted: 2007.01.25(Thu)9:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to say from here... like many inverts and echinoderms in captivity, the urchin may be slowly starving. A few species will adapt to aquaria, but require large algae supplies to thrive.
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