This urchin needs hard substrates and shady areas. It can be kept alone or in small groups. It eats mainly algae, including coralline algae. Its spines are very sharp and can puncture skin.
COMMON NAME: Colored Tuxedo Urchin
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Mespilia sp.
SIZE AVAILABLE: ~1 inch
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 20 gallons
CARE LEVEL: Moderately Easy
REEF SAFE: Yes
AVAILABILITY: Most always available - 99%