What the heck is this thing?

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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    And, is it a good guy or a bad guy?

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    Thanks!

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    AdeptMrSniffles I have a Blue Thumb

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    A small Pinchusion Urchin, my guess.
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    yep just a small urchin
     
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    yea, it is def. an urchin
     
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    Solarfall Totally Gnar

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    They eat algae too, so a good guy.
    Keep an eye on em though, urchins are known for wedging themselves into rockwork and causing avalanches, but I wouldn't worry about it with one that small.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    It's a cutie!
     
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    dcantucson

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    Awe. That's a cute one. A hitch hiker?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Notice those purple spine tips? Just be carefull of those when doing tank maintance,they hurt like crap and are hard to get out of your fingers.
     
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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    He's a hitchhiker. He came in with the sand I got from Florida Gulf Coast Ecosystems. I don't know if I'll keep him. I need to find out if his spikes will penetrate my horses if they try to "hitch" on to him. Also, those shells are stuck to him, should I try to get them off? Does anyone want to trade something for him?????

    Catherine
     
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    Solarfall Totally Gnar

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    He's sucking the calcium out of the shells, leave them be.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    He wont hurt your horses Catherine.You'd have to really push them onto the spines before they would penetrate the horses skin.The spines are more for show and protection than anything.
    As for the shells stuck to the little guy,they'll eventually fall off.
     
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