Captive bred Tuxedo urchins

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Need algae eaters? Captive Bred urchins back in stock at Biota!

These blue tuxedo urchins (Mespilia globulus) with red spines are cultured at the Augsburg University marine breeding lab by students under the guidance of Professor Bill Capman and Vossen Aquatics.

Captive bred tuxedo urchins are incredibly hardy and long-lived. Capman and Vossen note that wild caught tuxedo urchins don't travel well, and as a result they have poor survival rates while in transit from reefs to aquariums. They estimate that because of the numbers of urchins they've raised in captivity so far, 50,000 urchins have been allowed to remain on the reefs, doing what they do best - eating algae and letting hard corals grow to their full potential. Also imagine all the plastic waste and plane fuel saved by purchasing captive bred urchins. This is what marine ornamental aquaculture is all about! We at Biota are so happy to offer these tiny urchin heroes for your home aquarium.

1st picture from Vossen Aquatics, see the full video here:
https://www.facebook.com/VossenAquatics/videos/337614441335595

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Showing they’re in stock right now


Not sure on the shipping cost as I usually order enough for free shipping
 

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