Nudibranch ID

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  1. Tony

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    Can anyone tell me if this guy is safe or not? Not too sure how he got in the tank but probably as a hitchiker.
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    Quite a cool thing that... Hopefully it isn't a nasty bugger... How big is it?
     
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    It's about 4cm long
     
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    Throw some algae in to see if it chomps it, if that doesn't work throw in a zoa polyp;)
     
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    I would say nasty. Those 'tree like' structures are made up of nematocysts from victims that he ate.
     
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    Looks like its one from the Dendronotus family.
     
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    The closest I can find is dendronotus regia
     
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    wow looks stunning!
     
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    It does look like something that eats coral because these things often look like what they eat. And the more colorful and textured they are, it seems (at least to me) the more likely they are to prey on a specific coral (that they look like). Of course, that's not always true. In any event, if it is a coral eating slug and it doesn't find its prefered food soon, it will die. These things often don't live very long anyway though (even in the wild).
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback guys
     
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