Sea hare?

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Broder, 21 Feb 2011.

  1. Broder

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    These nudibranches are commonly seen feeding on algae at Nahoon reef. This one was about 25cm long! It should be able to sort out the algae in an average 6ft tank in about a day or so. Maybe we should have one per city, and pass it from reefer to reefer?:lol:
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  3. Slummies

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    ill be VERY suprised if they survive in our higher tempreture tanks!

    i saw u on the rocks at corner? any luck?
     
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    I doubt that they would survive. I went to "Corner" to get some surfing pics because the surf was cooking, but I obviously went to the wrong spot.
     
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    We get these species up here in Shelly Beach too!
    they live in some tidal pools in water seriously up to 35deg!
    I have tried them in my tank when I had loads of algea and they do smash it!!! only problem though is if they die....... Poison!!!
     
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    That and when touched they release a purple/black cloud of what I assume must be toxin?
     
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    Hi

    I bought 1 last week and pimped him out. Also brought 2 more in for a fellow reefer. So we have 3 in the city. Very sensitive to ph swings.

    Sea hares are massive.
     
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    I found one last September in Ballito in a rock pool. MASSIVE.
    Put it in my bucket to show my old folks. Dad took it out and held it in his hand, checking it out. Until it released that purple dye in his hand. He just stood there, frozen, did not know what to do. I cracked up laughing and eventually told him to just put it back in the rock pool. His hand was purple for a couple of days.... :lol:

    and I do not have enough algae to be able to support it.
     
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    correction...we have 2 in the city. the one didnt make it :( my one is hopeless at eating GHA...he tries tho
     
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     oh no
     
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    I think its a dollabella aypilysia if it gives off red dye, eyes algae like a cow so eventually die off in a marine tank....
     
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    I have something looking sumilarto this mine is just a full-on light brown but ive never taken it out as ive never seen it muching on any corals so just leaving it be its about 3cm in lenght now and grazes on the LR. Ill take a pic of it when i see it again, maybe riaan can tell me what it is ?
     
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