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Many Waters
02/26/2017, 06:57 PM
Hi, all!

I keep having issues with tuxedo urchins, in more than one tank in my house. I find it fairly odd, as my first two tuxedos survived a serious toxic event in my first nano ( after my first time using CG coral glue, I lost an entire tank of live stock * except * for the two small urchins.... well, the brittle star survived as well, but his legs fell off.)

Anyway, since then, it seems I'll have an urchin, it'll be doing fine for months- and then one day I come home to find its spines are starting to look " droopy", and it's moving less- and within about a day, it's dead. This happened in my nano with the two small ones that survived nuclear fall out, it happened to the small one in my 180 gal reef ( there's still a large live one in there), and now it seems to be happening to the larger one that I have housed with my seahorses. There's ALWAYS algae in these tanks, there was no medication added, water parameters are all fine, no sudden changes in salinity or PH.... is it because there is a certain algae they need that isn't growing enough in my tank? Is starvation the most likely scenario here? And if so, what is the best kind of dried algae to offer?

Thanks,

Sarah

matthemmings
03/03/2017, 02:59 AM
If you get the algae sheets then let it soak in some tank water for a bit and offer it around the feelers, once it grabs onto it then you can just let him get on with it. It'll take a little guess work but you'll get a feel for how much to offer.

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Many Waters
03/03/2017, 05:52 AM
If you get the algae sheets then let it soak in some tank water for a bit and offer it around the feelers, once it grabs onto it then you can just let him get on with it. It'll take a little guess work but you'll get a feel for how much to offer.

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Thank you, i appreciate it!