Blue Tuxedo Sea Urchin

Blue Tuxedo Sea Urchin

Mespilia globulus


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Care Facts

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Omnivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallons
Max Size: 3 inches
The Royal Urchin, Mespilia globulus, is also known as the Globe Urchin, Sphere Urchin, Blue Tuxedo Urchin, and Tuxedo Pincushion Urchin. It has brilliant bands stemming from its center across a dark blue background giving it a look as though it is dressed in a tuxedo, hence some of the common names. This collection of pattern and color makes the Royal Urchin a fantastic addition to most reef tanks - it really stands out. It is nocturnal and will hide among rocks or substrate during the day and come out at night to feed on algae. They are able to kept successfully in pairs as long as there is enough room in the tank to move, places to hide, and algae to eat. If low algae levels are present, they can be supplemented with other herbivorous food preparations. Overall, the Royal Urchin is an exciting and unique invertebrate that is reef safe and easy to care for. 

Big nice healthy blue tuxedo. Doing great. Thanks


Reviewed by: Susan on March 11, 2015

I love the Urchin! I am surprised with how much it moves in the tank. I have had some algae issues and this urchin is all over it and is eating it up. I am very satisfied with this product.


Reviewed by: Mike Juice on Feb. 12, 2015

Voracious algae eater! And stunning colors. This thing will climb everywhere in an established tank with tons of coralline make sure you're ok with him feasting on all algae.


Reviewed by: Joe Sabat on Feb. 3, 2015

Great addition to the tank. Went to work right away on cleaning. Love the look of the blue tuxedo urchin.


Reviewed by: Paul Artman on Jan. 8, 2015

They arrived in good condition and still doing well a week out. Busy eating algae as we speak and beautiful to look at.


Reviewed by: Cristina on Dec. 22, 2014

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