Blue Velvet Nudibranch

Species information for the Blue Velvet Nudibranch, in the Nudibranch category.

  1. Scientific name - Chelidonura varians

    Common name – Black Velvet, Shield Head Nudibranch

    Max Size – 3 in (7.5 cm)

    Care Level – Difficult

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – This nudibranch will only eat flatworms, and will starve when this food source is gone.

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This nudibranch only feeds on flatworms and can be used to manage an infestation. But you should be able to return or rehome this nudibranch because they will starve when the infestations Is gone. They are active at night. Like all inverts, nudibranches require pristine water conditions and small amounts of nitrates or copper are fatal to them.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011
    little_fish, Jan 20, 2011
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