Nudibranch ID

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  1. Manic

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    Hey everyone,

    Found this little guy in the sump of my frag tank tonight. It is about 2cm long. Just want to know if it is reef safe or not? Is it going to eat my zoa's and shrooms?

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    Manic - I am not sure about your frags/zoa's - but such a nudi (not 100% sure, but looks exactly the same) ATE and killed a carpet nemmie that I had....
     
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    I'm not taking the chance with it then, but I dont want to kill it. How can I get it out my tank. Will it also release toxins when stressed like sea slugs...
     
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    I'm going to give it one polyp of a brown zoa and see if it eats it, if it does its too the electric chair... killkanga
     
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    Here's a better pic:
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    And here's some of the things I found in my sump:

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    1x Nudi
    2 x Snail, 1 I know that lives mainly on zoa's the other unknown
    1 x zoa for food to see if anything will eat it...
     
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    I have read a while back that if you found it on coral, it is harmful if not then its not. I also did not wanted to take a chance so I took my out and put it in my sump. It died two days later, but it did not released any toxins.

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    The snail in the middle, the brown and white chequerborad type - it looks like a sundial snail - not good if it is, the way to check is to see if has a curly pyramid type "lid" (sort of like an ice cream cone) if so remove quickly and look out for others like it.
     
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    I've got another big nudibranch :banghead: This one is kinda big (About 5cm). Only saw it tonight, it looks like the one I posted a pic of earlier but when is goes on my glass it looks like it has a red ring on the bottom. Are nudi's ever reef safe or should I take it out my tank...
     
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    Hi Manic there is a few safe nudis but i will not take a chance,get a six line wrasse they love nudis
     
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