Magic collection day but can this be trusted?

Discussion in 'Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions' started by herkie, 8 Jan 2012.

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    Danie Botha and myself had a absolutely magic day at THE beach in KZN and I'm sure SK had the same experience. Quite a few more species fish was on display and the weather was as good as one can want. I got this one slug like thing that is beautiful to me but I am not sure if it can go into my tank. Please give me your advice, it is hanging around in a pyrex lid and I would like to make the right decision asap.
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    Herkie, pic is way too small to id perfectly, but it looks like Phyllidia Coelestis.
    Dunno much about them, but you can google the name.
    Yes, Mission Rocks was nice today. Nice to have seen you there. Got meself ome nice zoas and convicts
     
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    That's a nudi. Very short lived, have specialized diets and can release toxins when they die. Not a good idea to put it in your tank.
     
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    Thank you Sean, it really was a perfect day and we were also very lucky to miss the danger associated with the area;).
     
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    Thanks a lot 459, I feel sad about it but it will go into the quarantine tank until I dont know when. It really is beautiful though.
     
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    Problem with nudis/seaslugs is that they are toxic, so when they die, they release a toxin which can be fatal for fish/coral. And the thing is, most of them only lives for a couple of months, seldom a year, so if they die, they will kill stuff.
    Another thing is, not all of them is algae(and not all of them eat/live on the same type of algae) eaters.
    Rather get rid of it.
    Calfo once said that you need a couple of 100 gallons tank, and with a mature, fully stocked algae tank to keep but a couple of these slugs happy. Not worth it.
    Yip, parksboard almost made jackpot today...... He he
     
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