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  1. Ismail

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    those are nudibranches. They very specialist feeders and often release toxins where they die. They not suited to being kept in a tank and should be left in the ocean.
     
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    which one is the nudibranches?
     
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    both are nudibranches and are not suited to captivity
     
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    Shows how people can mess u around hey... Our LPS told us that they are extremely safe to keep...... Luckily i didnt buy them
     
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    The first one is a nudi, you don't want that one, the 2nd one is commonly known as a "Bubble shell", they eat algae and diatoms if I recall correctly. Can't remember the scientific name but if you google bubble shell you should come up with something.
     
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    second one is a Hydatina physis family Vesicria

    they eat polychaete worms, mostly spaghetti worms mostly.

    But I must admit, they are beautiful. But sorry, you cannot keep it in your tank.
     
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    the first one is not a nudibranch either - it's a flatworm. I'm interested to know the name of the petshop that's trying to sell these?
     
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    I found this one..it's the closest..didn't go thru all of them..they are listed as "unknown"...but from KENYA..so chances are that it's the same one..

    Unidentified polyclad flatworm from Malindi, Kenya » Nudi Pixel

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    nice pics Belinda.
    the patterns of the Divided flatworm can vary greatly.
    there are some beautiful flatworms out there:)
    the specimens in this thread were probably collected locally.
     
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