please help identify

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by mandarinman, 8 Mar 2012.

  1. mandarinman

    mandarinman

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    capetown,durbanville
    i have a few of these in my tank. not on zoas or sps . seem to hang around on coraline. any ideas?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    4,803
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Pinetown,South Africa(KZN)
    Would that be the blue thingy or the green thingy...:blush:...sorry bit blurry...:)
     
  4. mandarinman

    mandarinman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    capetown,durbanville
    Green yhingy
     
  5. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    4,803
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Pinetown,South Africa(KZN)
    Could it be an Algae..?

    [​IMG]
    Marine Plants in the Aquarium
     
    Last edited: 8 Mar 2012
  6. mandarinman

    mandarinman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    capetown,durbanville
    Yup if it crawls around !:lol:
     
  7. regis

    regis

    Joined:
    2 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    678
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    CAPE TOWN
    Stop blowing your nose by the tank
     
    mandarinman likes this.
  8. shaunn

    shaunn

    Joined:
    26 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    2,181
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    JHB
    it mite be a sponge?
     
  9. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    4,803
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Pinetown,South Africa(KZN)
    :005:..in that case...a better pic would be in order...:p
     
  10. mandarinman

    mandarinman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    capetown,durbanville
    Green lettuce nudibranch! Thank goodness not a coral predator
     
  11. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    4,803
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Pinetown,South Africa(KZN)
    Hey...that's my job...GOOGELING..:005:..which one is it...I see a few different "types"..:p
     
    mandarinman likes this.
  12. mandarinman

    mandarinman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    capetown,durbanville
    Tridachia crispata is the latin name
     
  13. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    4,803
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Pinetown,South Africa(KZN)
  14. mandarinman

    mandarinman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    capetown,durbanville
    I agree but i couldnt post a good enough pic!
     
  15. mandarinman

    mandarinman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    capetown,durbanville
    Mine are plainer than your pic but similar. i watched them like a hawk but none seem to go near the corals
     
  16. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    4,803
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Pinetown,South Africa(KZN)
    Just a bit of "useless" trivia..:p
    The Sea Slug Forum - Elysia crispata
     
  17. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    4,803
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Pinetown,South Africa(KZN)
    You might want to go thru the FAMILY Elysiidae...still herbivorous...
    The Sea Slug Forum - Species List
     
  18. robvdv

    robvdv

    Joined:
    22 Jun 2007
    Posts:
    798
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Noordhoek, Cape Town
    achilles had these breeding in his tank at one point. He ID'ed them as Elysia obtusa.
     
  19. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    4,803
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Pinetown,South Africa(KZN)
    [​IMG]
    The Sea Slug Forum - Elysia obtusa
    I see this one has a white edging...not sure about the edging on Mandarinman's Sea Slug...could be white edging..either way...he is still safe by the looks of it as it seems to be a Herbivore..:p..I believe they have a relatively short lifespan...?
     
    Last edited: 8 Mar 2012
  20. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    3,039
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Houghton Estate, Johazzardousburg
    does it have a kinda stop go movement? i have seen a couple of these in my system and when they walk, its like a "stop go" motion. sorry best way i can think of to describe their movement...:p
     
  21. Achilles

    Achilles

    Joined:
    22 Feb 2009
    Posts:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    100
    Location:
    Cape town
    yes seems very similar to my species plus they change colour depending on how recently they ate algae but i stick with my Id , very nice slugs to have they keep going if there is enough food for them
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - please help identify Forum Date
Please help identify! New Members Wednesday at 19:02
Please help me to identify this General Discussions and Advice 14 Sep 2015
Please help me identify ID Needed 18 Aug 2015
Please help identify ID Needed 6 Aug 2014
Please help me identify General Discussions and Advice 9 Jun 2014
please help identify ID Needed 10 Apr 2013
Please help identify General Discussions and Advice 27 Jan 2013