Longspine Urchins come from the waters of the Indo-Pacific ocean and are quite beautiful to behold in the home aquarium. Longspine Urchins grow to around 8 inches across and should be kept in an aquarium of at least 40 gallons in size to provide them with plenty of swimming and living room. Longspine Urchins are peaceful and can be kept even by the beginning aquarium owner with little problem. Longspine Urchins are herbivores and should be offered herbivore preparations. This Urchin is venomous so take care when you are trying to move it.
Size: Can grow to 8 inches at full length
Aquarium: Saltwater, can be kept in a reef aquarium.
Minimum Tank Size: 40 Gallons
Compatibility: Can be kept in the reef aquarium with little problem.