wow a sea urchin!!!!!!!!!!

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    nudy6969 RUSTYS BROWN DOUGHNUT

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    i got a rock half covered with green zoas and guess what. there was a sea urchin the size of an inch on it in. as soon as i turned of the lights, the urchin ran loose and is now hiding somewhere in the 12 gallon of water i have on my desk. should i hunt him down and flush flush flush or should i keep this sexy urchin. i also have a very tiny mantis shrimp hiding somewhere, but im hoping he will die soon.
     
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    if it is a mantis it will not die it will probally kill everything else. try to get a pic if you can, urchins are good algae grazers i would keep it.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Since the urchin is small, I'd keep it, but try to trade it to the LFS when it gets bigger.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Your biggest worry is the mantis.It could cause more trouble than the urchin.
    Just watch the urchin.You'll be surprised at just how fast they grow.I found a tiny(barely 1/4inch)long spine a couple of months ago.Now he's close to 1&1/4".
     
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    Hang on to the free hitchhiker I would say.
     
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    Your mantis will not die, as you hope. Those buggers are survivors.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    They are actually worse than kenya weeds when your trying to kill them.
     
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