black longspine urchin laying eggs or what?

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  1. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    I have had a black longspine urchin for several months and he has been doing very well, growing and moving all around the tank. I just noticed today that he is expelling dozens of small "pellets" from what is supposed to be his "red eye" the only color other than black on him. Does anyone have any idea what these pellets are? Is is waste or could it be eggs? And why would it be coming out of what is described as his eye?
     
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  3. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I believe it's waste. And I don't think it's an eye.
     
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    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    OK. This critter is always descibed as having a red eye, which is confusing.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Plan old poop.
     
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    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    Since your link describes what I thought was the eye as the anus, my question has been answered. Thanks civiccars.