Blue Tuxedo Urchin "Strongylocentrotus purpuratus"

Care Level

Low

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

Yes

Plant Safe

No

Max Size

2" - 5"

Minimum Size

20 gallon

Color

Black, Blue, White

Diet

Herbivore

Water Conditions

Basic (8.2-8.5 pH), Salinity (1.02-1.025 specific gravity), High Water Hardness (10-15 dGH), 72-80 degrees Fahrenheit

General: The Blue Tuxedo Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) are an echinorderm from intertidal reefs of the Pacific Ocean. As the Blue Tuxedo Urchin matures, the color of the test will transition from green to purple. Naturally, this Urchin will live for up to twenty years. In captivity, this Urchin will only thrive with an abundance of food, and low nitrates.

Aquarium Diet (Herbivore): Kelp, Spirulina, Daphnia, and Herbivore Diet