Another nudi noo-noo

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by Stressed Eric, 23 Aug 2009.

  1. Stressed Eric

    Stressed Eric

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    Heya all,

    I've decided to bite the bullet and do some major tank changes - currently I have one of those nasty looking centre braces on the tank, and that's going to cause much chaos with the lighting system I have planned, that is a centre 20 000K 250w halide with T5's supplying the fill in spectrum and dusk/dawn fade-in's - so off with it, and I'm going to go full euro bracing around the top.... Yes, that means water out, and a day or two to cure, then water back. Luckily there's no livestock to worry about so now's a good time to do it.....


    Anyways, I know photo's are always needed in posts, so here's a pic of a nudi I found roaming around in my sump, dunno what he is, where he came from, what he eats or whether he's a he or she - but for certain it's one of the most beautiful noo-noo's I've ever seen, tell me if you agree ....

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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Stunning, an absolutely beautiful beasty:) but until you can get a positive ID it's probably best to sump it
     
  4. Matt

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    He found it sump side already ;)
     
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    Stunning!!!!
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Those nudis are stunning. Just becareful he doesnt make his way to any of the pumps and get sucked up, these guys are real creepy crawlys.
    I had one in one of my old 4ft system. He didnt cause any harm but managed to find his way to one of the power heads and got shredded to pieces,thus messing up the water :(
     
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    Very beautiful...
     
  8. Stressed Eric

    Stressed Eric Thread Starter

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    Freaking hell, has anyone ever tired to identify a nudi that's not conveniently in a book ? I spent the afternoon surfing the net looking for this dude . . . Estimated number of nudi's is tens of thousands and growing . . . And most sites have a latin genus listing which means f*@$ erm, nothing . . . Sigh . . . Oh well, in the sump you stay !
     
  9. FransSny

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    With over 3000 species of nudi's on the planet ID becomes difficult at best :p

    But as most are carnivores...sump is better, unlesss you want to start a nudi tank....mmmm gives me an idea ;)
     
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    Hey Stressed Eric

    This leaf slug is an Elysia species. The one in my pic is a Elysia ornate I don’t
    think its exactly the same as yours but similar. There are quite a few different
    kinds of Elysia species.

    Leaf slugs feed mainly on algae and appear green because of the presence of chloroplasts in their digestive system. These creatures have evolved a symbiotic relationship with algal chloroplasts which they suck directly when feeding on algae. The fascinating leaf slugs can then use the ingested chloroplasts to feed themselves photoautotrophically. Some scientists have even referred them as solar-powered!

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Very cool ID flipwhip.

    Some interesting reading on seaslugforum.net
     
  12. Stressed Eric

    Stressed Eric Thread Starter

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    Wow thanks all! Ok, it's certainly an elysia ornata . . . Hmmm . . . Reef safe and it eats bryopsis . . . Sea Slugs of Hawaii . . . I can't seem to link directly to the page, but look for elysia ornata :)
     
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    Eric...Link does not want to open...
     
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    For some reason i can't directly link to the page, bugger !
     
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    Nice looking slug, but I would not take any chances with it, normally when these ones die every thing else goes with them.
     
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