- droll appearance
- eats algae and remains
- supports water hygiene
- suitable for beginners
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One of the best known is the colorful peacock urchin, scientifically known as Tripneustes gratilia. Because it grows somewhat larger and is also poisonous , it should rather be kept by experienced aquarists in tanks from 500 litersupwards.
With a size of 8-10 cm it grows a bit bigger than other sea urchins, but it should never come in contact with air, otherwise it can die. It is daylight tolerant and can be seen frequently, especially it often carries decorations or algae, but sometimes also corals through the area and uses them for camouflage. Nothing is currently known about breeding in the aquarium.
The peacock urchin has spines with poisonous pedicellaria, which can become quite problematic for allergy sufferers. Predominantly it becomes rather fish to the doom, which it eats then also quite. It therefore makes sense to note the number of the poison control center at the aquarium.
The spiny knight eats algae
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|Scientific name:||Mespilla globulus (Linnaeus, 1758)|
|German Name:||Spherical sea urchin|
|Difficulty level:||for beginners|
|Origin/Distribution:||Australia, China, Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific, Thailand|
|Coloration:||Spherical shape with blue base color and red white spotted spines|
|Water parameters:||Salinity: 35 g/l, density: 1.023, KH 7-9 °dKH, pH 7.7-8.5, calcium: 400-430 mg/l, magnesium: 1,250-1,350 mg/l, temperature 24-28 °C|
|Tank size:||50 l and up|
|Food||Omnivorous: algae and growth, fish food, detrius, zoobenthos|
|Group size||2 and up|
|Red List||NE not assessed|
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