Nudibranch

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Altohombre, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Altohombre

    Altohombre The Tennis Pro Reefer

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    ok so I was at a new LFS about an hour from my house and they had a tuxedo nudibranch as they called it. It was in a tank with a bunch of Harlequin shrimp and it was prob the coolest looking slug I ever saw. I instantly wanted it, but since I am smart I waited to come do research. It looks like they are similar to the Harlequin shrimp and Mandarin's in that they need a special diet and most likely don't live that long in a preserved setting like a tank without it. Has anyone tried keeping one of these or known someone who has had success?
     
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    I'm not familar with the nickname given.All nudibranch are specialize feeders.Without there source of food they die rather quickly.My only guess is that maybe its a Velvet nudibranch.
     
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    Thats one of those animals that I think is better off left in the ocean.
    like Reef said,all nudis have specalized diets and will starve if the proper food isnt there.Then when they die,they release toxins that can crash your tank.
     
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