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  1. Helga

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    I just found this chap cruising on my Star polyp. Its a Nudibranch of some sort....

    Is it Good or Bad? Or should I sump him?

    I took him out and is in a bowl at the moment.....

    Please Help!!!!

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    I checked in my book, but don't find a similar looking one Helga. Google "nudibranch ID" or something like that and see if you can get a matching pic with info.
     
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    Thanks Tobes,
    I have been sitting on Google for the last hour.... :(. Cannot find this ugly dude! I think I should just sump him. His in a tupper at the moment and the water is going to get to cold for him!
     
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    It looks exactly the same as what Relbourg has found in his tank. Mine was on my star polyps. So no, going through the thread it seems its not good news. Just going to sump him.
    Do they not starve in the sump without his natural food?
     
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    yes they are usually feeding on one type of coral and are likely to starve without it but , it was a pest hitchhiker then you dont have much choice its it or the corals ;)
     
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    float the tupper in the sump, just ensure that it does not tip over. Can even use your tank cleaning magnet to hold the tupper in place.
     
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    I have put him in the sump. Hope I did the right thing. Although his the ugliest critter I've ever seen, I wouldnt want him to starve.
     
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    He will definitely starve in the sump. Just hope that he won't release or give off toxins when he dies and decompose - if applicable to him :p
     
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    Any advise as to what I should do with him then?
     
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    Well, it's a difficult one

    1 - leave it in the sump and it starves to death
    2 - put it back in the tank and he might eat your corals
    3 - get rid of him by another means (give it away....or some will say...the toilet :whistling:)
     
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    as much as i love the weird and uglies we get in our tanks, that critter is pretty darn ugly!
     
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    Garlic... :)
     
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    On your size system, you would hardly notice when it does die. The amount of toxin would be so diluted, it would not even be noticeable. If you do worry, just add some charcoal. But I doubt if that is even necessary. Until you can get a proper ID, rather keep it in the sump, or toilet.... :whistling:
     
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