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  1. mala1610

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    Hey guys i found this guy in my tank not sure where he came from anyone know what he is and if he is good or bad. Thanks

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  3. gMAN

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    A slug of sorts, I have similar ones in my tank except they yellow, haven't seen green before, maybe @RiaanP can help..
     
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    yip it came out of know where ya hopefully
     
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    does it move like a caterpillar or fluid like a snail?
     
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    more like a fluid like snail ... slug
     
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    hmmmmm.... think you better wait for RiaanP to ID properly, if can you catch the bugger, sump it for now...
     
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    It does look like a nudibranch. But without the feather section on the lower back.
    Being green I do hope it eats algae. As they take up the colouration of their food sometimes.

    Slugs I'm not that familiar with
    @Lord_Blackadder
    can you help?
     
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    im growing caulerpa in my refugium and i took some out yesterday to feed my urchins in my main tank maybe he was there munching on that
     
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    def a nudibranch, and generally they are impossible to keep as we can feed them what they like to eat, unless its a coral of two. Hopefully that does eat algae, although i wouldnt go by the colour as a way to tell what things eat. Either way he is really pretty.

    how long could he have been in there, as in when was the LAST time you added LR or a coral to the tank?
     
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    i havent added anthing for a few weeks now, should i put him back in the refugium with the caulerpa?
     
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    There’s a good possibility it could be one of the Elysia species (lettuce sea slug)
    If so they do feed on algae.
     
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    Seems viper357 got is right.

    Anyway, I would move it out of my display.
     
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    Yeah, I would. :)
     
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    thanks guys consider it done .. he will be in caulerpa heaven!!
     
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    I've had these before, pretty sure they are Elysia. Different species eat different algae. I had one that ate Halimeda and another that ate Codium.
     
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