Pincushion Urchin


Sale price$19.99


The Pincushion Urchin, a unique and beneficial inhabitant for *saltwater aquariums, is known for its distinctive appearance and cleaning abilities. Covered in short, dense spines, this urchin presents a rounded, cushion-like appearance, hence its name. Its coloration can vary, often featuring shades of brown, purple, or red, adding a touch of intrigue to the aquarium landscape.

In the tank, the Pincushion Urchin plays a vital role in algae control. It actively grazes on various algae types, helping to maintain a clean and healthy environment. This makes it particularly useful in tanks where algae growth can be a concern. Despite its spiny exterior, the Pincushion Urchin is generally harmless to other tank inhabitants but should be handled carefully to avoid injury to both the urchin and the aquarist.

When caring for a Pincushion Urchin, it's important to ensure a stable and safe tank environment. The urchin requires an ample supply of algae to thrive. In tanks with lower algae levels, supplementing its diet with seaweed sheets can be beneficial. Their interesting behavior and beneficial role in algae management make them a fascinating addition to any marine aquarium.


If you are looking for a full cleanup crew you can shop our Saltwater Invert Packs.

*The Pincushion Urchin, and all our inverts, are for saltwater aquariums only.

All invertebrates have an arrive alive guarantee.

Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image.

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