please help identify

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  1. mandarinman

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    i have a few of these in my tank. not on zoas or sps . seem to hang around on coraline. any ideas?

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    Would that be the blue thingy or the green thingy...:blush:...sorry bit blurry...:)
     
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    Green yhingy
     
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    Could it be an Algae..?

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    Yup if it crawls around !:lol:
     
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    Stop blowing your nose by the tank
     
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    it mite be a sponge?
     
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    :005:..in that case...a better pic would be in order...:p
     
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    Green lettuce nudibranch! Thank goodness not a coral predator
     
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    Hey...that's my job...GOOGELING..:005:..which one is it...I see a few different "types"..:p
     
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    Tridachia crispata is the latin name
     
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    I agree but i couldnt post a good enough pic!
     
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    Mine are plainer than your pic but similar. i watched them like a hawk but none seem to go near the corals
     
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    Just a bit of "useless" trivia..:p
    The Sea Slug Forum - Elysia crispata
     
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    You might want to go thru the FAMILY Elysiidae...still herbivorous...
    The Sea Slug Forum - Species List
     
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    achilles had these breeding in his tank at one point. He ID'ed them as Elysia obtusa.
     
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    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...?
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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