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lots of holes in the 12'er, what a mess... ;Facepalm
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corals are happy...;)
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Those 3 brains cost the same as all my coral...

stop worrying about money my guy. There’s beauty in every living thing we keep
 

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So. This guy just showed up. Goodish guy?

doesn’t seem to have the black tips of a stone or gorilla
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You just got KPA rock right? Looks like a red Mithrax crab; basically a red emerald crab.
Your second pic is a pencil urchin. They are said to mow through desirable algae and there are claims of them eating coral also. I tossed the pencil urchins out of my batch but kept the red crabs, they’re fine.
 

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You just got KPA rock right? Looks like a red Mithrax crab; basically a red emerald crab.
Your second pic is a pencil urchin. They are said to mow through desirable algae and there are claims of them eating coral also. I tossed the pencil urchins out of my batch but kept the red crabs, they’re fine.

yup. KPA. Okay cool. That’s what I thought but an outside opinion is important

And yeah, the urchin is definitely a pencil. I plan on removing when I transfer things to the 120. Figure it’ll be easier when taking the rock it likes out than upsetting everything in the 53 which is still settling in
 
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what a night to waste...:(TOO windy for fire...;)
but sure was nice today...:)
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nice material score today also...;Woot
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So. This guy just showed up. Goodish guy?

doesn’t seem to have the black tips of a stone or gorilla
I hope your mithrax stays well behaved, mine loved eating ricordeas. Here it is living in my sump begging for its nightly nori
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I hope your mithrax stays well behaved, mine loved eating ricordeas. Here it is living in my sump begging for its nightly nori
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so far so good. We’ll see how my crustacean friend behaves.

one good thing is there’s a ton of stuff other than the ricordia to eat.
 

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yup. KPA. Okay cool. That’s what I thought but an outside opinion is important

And yeah, the urchin is definitely a pencil. I plan on removing when I transfer things to the 120. Figure it’ll be easier when taking the rock it likes out than upsetting everything in the 53 which is still settling in
A pencil urchin the size of a half dollar, tore my rock scape apart one night.
 
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A pencil urchin the size of a half dollar, tore my rock scape apart one night.

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Okay. You have my attention. Best way to go about removal?
 

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Okay. You have my attention. Best way to go about removal?
If you see him out, just get a nice grip on him. Or, if you can take the rock he is on out without issues, that is best so he cant retreat. They are very nocturnal, he'll roam lights out.
 

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If you see him out, just get a nice grip on him. Or, if you can take the rock he is on out without issues, that is best so he cant retreat. They are very nocturnal, he'll roam lights out.

gotcha. Been worried I’d pull a spike out.

hm. I’ll try and nab him this morning before lights come on. Closer of the LFSs already agreed to take him. And it’s basically on the way to get my other fish and move them here tomorrow
 

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Kinda feel it’s a shame. They’re such cool looking urchins. My guy has various bands on its spines.

oh well. Maybe when I have a macro tank with basic rock work I’ll risk one
 
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