Tuxedo Urchin redecorating the tank

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  1. coral4me

    coral4me Supporting Member

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    Our tuxedo urchin commonly carries around zoas, but tonight he decided to pick up an entire frag plug of zoas and carry them off.
     

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    The "Transporter".


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  3. tankguy

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    I've pulled some off of mine from time to time
     
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    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    I've had one carry off those wavy polyps, used to call it his toupee
     
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  5. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

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    Students love the urchins in our classroom tank and see what they "wear" each day. Funniest have been 8" plant, upside down hermits and big capnella. Not so funny - green nephthea from last frag swap which was taken on a one-way journey somewhere behind or in the rockwork. I just wish they didn't scrape off all the coralline algae.
     
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  6. Kremis

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    One of my tuxedo urchins has been carrying the same colony of radioactive green zoanthids for 3 years. It was a nightmare at first in my 28 gallon, it was constantly moving things around. It finally grabbed 5 radioactive green zoanthid polyps and was content with that. Now, the colony is so big you can barely see the tuxedo urchin underneath. I am sure it makes it feel more secure lol.
     
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  7. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

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    Zoa armor.
     
  8. Ashalye

    Ashalye Webmaster

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    Pictures! Pictures!! :)
     
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    +1
     
  10. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

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    Yep, mine did this. I no longer keep urchins that do this or giant mexican turbo snails that plow things over.

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  11. Kremis

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    I will post some pictures as soon as I can, I don't see him right now, hes probably hiding somewhere in the rocks
     
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  12. MolaMola

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    I am cracking up. Would love to see a photo, too!
     

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