ID needed for Worm/slug/nudi

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  1. Relborg

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    Hi There

    found this crawning over my substrate this morning

    about 5cm long 5 mm fat

    am just concearned if its reef safe or not really

    Please can someone ID

    apologies oics taken with cell phone camara (was in a bit of a rush)

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  3. Achilles

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    definitely slug of sorts but looks like it may be related to sea hare family they usually eat algae however some can eat corals , sponges etc but not sure about this species check out seaslug forum reference pictures

    The Sea Slug Forum - Species List
     
  4. SteveZi

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    this is not something I would trust with corals
     
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    Could be this one...although it's VERY hard to try and ID them...GENUS: Dendronotus sp...
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    I would be very nervous about keeping it in my Tank as it's NOT from the FAMILY: Elysiidae
     
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  6. Relborg

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    yea also came to the conclusion its in the suborder Dendronotina

    when i see him again - will remove him they seem to like the softer polyp corals wich isnt a good thing for my daisies
     
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    If it has blue spots on the side REMOVE !

    We found they DO EAT CORALS starting with soft but not minding a nibble on a few LPS's as well :(
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    and try not kill it, put it in your sump
     
  9. Quintin

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    I would agree with you on that.
    Most of these buggers eat softies like Sinularia and Lobophytum.
    They can cause quite a bit of damage, be hard to spot and cause polyps to be retracted in area where they are located.
    Found a couple similar looking ones a piece on live rock with clove polyps on it.
    They now live in my sump.....:whistling:
     
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  11. Relborg

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    Thanks guys

    Well last night I have found another one - both are now in my sump along with some green and yellow snail I found too
     
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