Tuxedo Urchin redecorating the tank

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by coral4me, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. coral4me

    coral4me Supporting Member

    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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  2. zeeGGee

    zeeGGee Guest

    The "Transporter".

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  3. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    I've pulled some off of mine from time to time
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    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

    Kremis Supporting Member

    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

    Zoa armor.
  8. Ashalye

    Ashalye Webmaster

    Pictures! Pictures!! :)
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  10. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

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

  11. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    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

    MolaMola Supporting Member

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

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