[wtd] colourful sea slugs

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  1. Zandy

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    Is there such slugs??? And are they reef safe and coral safe? ??
     
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    Sea slugs are generally very specialist eaters and we cannot sport them in our tanks
     
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    They are so gorgeous. ... so I quess nobody would be keeping some in their tanks. ..what is it that they require that we as reefers can't supply them with??
     
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    You get tons Karen. In Isipingo, Umhlanga, Pennington and other areas have loads of them and they are all stunning. Problem is that they are very specialist feeders.

    On holiday in January I picked some stunners but put them all back after I showed the kids as I will not be able to maintain them
     
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    Is there a difference between sea slugs and nudibrachs??? I know some species of slugs eat sea sponges which we normally don't have alot of in our tanks. And is a sea hsre considered family of the sea slugs? ??
    I came across the slugs when i tried to determine what i have in my tank which looks like a slug...closest i could find was that i most probably have a sea hare..
     
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    Yes. Big difference

    Some slugs have beautiful shells. Picked 2 in Umhlanga that had stunning shells. Also has a blue halo on the edges of its foot.

    Use google images
     
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    Yeah the variety is so wide... but surely they are filter feeders as well... anyway just wanted to get some input and see id anybody keep them ect...
     
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    The ones I saw ate very specific worms.

    If i find one that is a filter feeder, I will take it. But then you got to worry about it going into your flow pumps - then your tank will surly not be happy
     
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    Yip, they are stunning
     
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    Nudibranch is the scientific name for sea slugs
    Their diet is extremely specific, look at berghia nudis which only eat aiptasia. Need to do a lot of research before attempting to keep any species.
    Another issue is that most have a very very very short lifespan
     
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    Hence the need to use scientific names instead of common names
     
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    Whow! They're gorgeous.
     
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