please ID this sea slug

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  1. shane dewar

    shane dewar

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    please can you ID this sea slug i found today and if you can please show me a good care sheet for them



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    Its a nudi! Absolutely gorgeous to look at but not advisable in a home aquarium ..... They are toxic at the very least and the last thing you want is this beautifull creature stressing and releasing toxins to wipe out your entire tank ......
     
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    awww...thats a bummer i really like him
     
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    did you find it at the beach, or from a LFS.

    Most (almost all) Nudibranch are specialist eaters. Meaning they eat one thing and one thing only. Its either something we want in our tank, or something that we do not have in the tank.

    Rather return it.
     
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    i found it on the beach so i will take it back tomorrow after school
     
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    Take it back , they look cool but they will take the tank out
     
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    I agree,take it back. its beautiful but wont survive unless you are very very lucky. but not worth taking the risk. Its such a pity we cant keep them in our setups. Imagine a few of those in a tank. would be so amazing.
     
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    take it back???? Eish dude, read ^^^^
     
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    ok now im confused must i take it back or not,but i must say i didnt put it in my tank and it hasnt been in contact with anything else since i collected it and it is still in the same water i collected it in
     
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    if its still in the same water then I would say release it. but do that rather sooner than later and acclimatise the water in the container to the sea water (temp in particular) you dont want to kill the poor fella on its release.

    i so wish we could keep nudi's they are such beautiful things, alas not to be.
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    thanks for the good pics too, nice of you to share....now go let it go :)
     
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    yip take it back, just give it time to acclimatize.
     
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    So I went through my book and found that it is definitely a Doris granosa or Dotty dorid.
    It says it feeds on sponges or more specifically the Latrunculia spinispiraefera.Thought this would be interesting for you.
    There are no pics on google images, but I'm pretty sure
     
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