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sea slug (ercolania coerulea ) #1
Hi,

Does anybody know where i can purchase one of these slugs ? I have heard these will eat bubble algae or if not the sea slug the sea hare dolabella auricularia??
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Re: sea slug (ercolania coerulea ) #2
Not heard that , but sea slugs have a poor survival rate in tanks.

People have had success with emerald mythrax crabs ,but it is quite hit and miss.

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Re: sea slug (ercolania coerulea ) #3
i bought a foxfaced yesterday and i have seen him eat some of the bubble algae HOORAY
its a nice peaceful fish it wont leave my clown fish alone keeps following them all over the tank,they even let him sleep behind their mushroom last night...
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Re: sea slug (ercolania coerulea ) #5
awwww, what a gorgeous little guy
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Re: sea slug (ercolania coerulea ) #6
im so glad i got him he has made a dent in the bubble algae,he is an eating machine
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Re: sea slug (ercolania coerulea ) #7
Hi mate,

A word of caution, Foxface Rabbitfish (Siganus vulpinus) are not reef safe and will pick at LPS and SPS corals if hungry. They also get pretty big... You may be lucky and have an individual with 'favourable' eating habits but this species is not an obligate herbivore.

I couldn't see your tank specs on your profile, what size tank have you got this guy in? I note it's a reef tank...

Beautiful fish, but I ruled out getting one of these a long time ago. I like my corals too much.
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Re: sea slug (ercolania coerulea ) #8
hi
he is in a 4ft x2ft x2ft tank,
i read that they were reef safe with caution,he hasnt touched any corals just eats the algae.
i figure that if i put in seaweed everyday he shouldnt touch my corals.
you have made me worry now lol