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any idea what creature this is? #1
found it on the tank glass in the morning

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Re: any idea what creature this is? #2
Looks like a nudibranch to me, check your corals and do a close inspection of any zoanthids to make sure theres no infestation. Some are harmless but others eat corals. P.s they can be very very tiny and hard to spot. HTH
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Re: any idea what creature this is? #3
i think you may be right. i was hoping it wasn’t one of those. pity its not a colourful one so i can keep a eye on it
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Re: any idea what creature this is? #4
I rearranged my rock on Saturday and since found a purple coloured crab, a chiton , limpet and possibly this nudibranch. Strange::::.
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Re: any idea what creature this is? #5
i found one on my zoanthid this morning and anouther one on the glass. they are definitly nudibranch now i have proper id them
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Re: any idea what creature this is? #6
Be very careful when you remove them from your tank as they hold toxins in their body from the zoanthids or paly's. If you squash them they could release the toxins back into the water or into you, then you could get quite ill. I had them once and used tweezers which were thrown away afterwards.
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Re: any idea what creature this is? #7
cheers for that lucky used tweezers and then squashed them in a pot but i never new they are toxic..
good job i never killed them in the tank then.
i hope they have just come on my new coral i bought the weekend and i dont have loads of them in there
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Re: any idea what creature this is? #8
I found another nudibranch but I’m tempted took leave it in until I find out what species it is because I’ve herd that some are good to control aiptasia.
Do you think that’s a good idea?
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Re: any idea what creature this is? #9
I have read that they don't survive long in captivity - different ones have very specific diets, and the things they eat are v hard to keep alive in aquarium.

You know there is actually a specialist sea slug forum?
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Re: any idea what creature this is? #10
Most nudibranch diet are sponges and in tank sponges are hard to suvive as well. So most don't last long even though there are really stunning colourful ones.There are 1 or 2 that can survive long and are algae eater but are not easy to find.

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