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wholesale Sea Urchin

£1,700.00 / Ton

SUPPLY ABILITY 800 TONES / MONTH

wholesale Sea Urchin

A seahorse is any of 46 species of small marine fish in the genus Hippocampus. “Hippocampus” comes from the Ancient Greek hippókampos, itself from híppos meaning “horse” and kámpos meaning “sea monster” or “sea animal”

The Pincushion Urchin has an oval to round body covered with hundreds of uniform spines. Its color can range from red to purple to white and blue.

It requires ample hiding places and sufficient room in which to forage in the home aquarium.

It generally hides in caves during the day, though it may make a burrow in thick substrates.

Eyesight. Seahorses have excellent eyesight and their eyes are able to work independently on either side of their head.
This means they can look forwards and backwards at the same time! This is particularly useful as they hunt for food by sight.

At night, it comes out to graze on algae, moving about by its suctorial podia that are aligned in five doubled rows.

The aquarium should include large amounts of live rock on which it can graze. It may also prey on some of the sessile invertebrates in the reef system.

Rock formations need to be stable and able to withstand the movement of the Urchin wedging itself in crevices. It is generally solitary, but will tolerate others of its own kind.

It is sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications and will not tolerate high nitrates. Poor water quality will cause it to lose its spines.

It is extremely difficult to breed in an aquarium, with no distinguishing characteristics to help differentiate it from its mate.

If there is insufficient algae for it to graze on, the diet should be supplemented with dried seaweed.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1″ to 1-1/2″; Medium: 1-1/2″ to 2″; Large: 2″ to 3″