Slug and Fish ID

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by Poi, 6 Aug 2010.

  1. Poi

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    Hey guys

    I started my first tank a month ago and cought some goodies for my tank. I dont know what the are so can you please help me ID them..

    The one i think is some sort of RockFish.. but dont know what type.. Its got this white line along the tip of the tailfin and haven't seen the same white line on other RockFish i googled.

    The other is some kind of see slug. Ee it poops everywhere think of chucking it back cos its a bit big for my 300 x 600 tank. But its so pritty green!

    Anyway please help me id them.. want names dont want to tell people ive got a slug and a fish in my tank lol..
     
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  3. Poi

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    Nice slug man :thumbup:, it would be a nudibranch me thinks and i love nudi's ;), a guru will advise you on the species
     
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    Looks like Elysia sp to me (lettuce sea slug), part of the naked slug family and thus not a nudi (naked gilled slugs).

    Fish nooo idea
     
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    Nudi's & sea slugs are cool to have in a tank as long as there are no pumps to suck him in & get stuck on the cage. I've lost a few like that not nice. Also dig your klipvissie.

    YOU LOVE NUDI'S Deadmeat? A LOCAL LFS IN TABLE VIEW HAS 1 LEFT IN HIS DT. It's really cool the colours are dark blue & white with an orange ring on the perimeter. Just thought I'd let you know.
     
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    Possibly an Epinephelus Rivulatus.
    Type of grouper, they are all over the KZN rockpools.
    I'd toss it back, it will eat everything you put in your tank
     
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    naked slug family? doesnt look naked to me :p what does it eat? algae? and thanks orange, I think I know which shop ur on about.
     
  9. Poi

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    yea it is very shy when im around but when i looked at the tank from a distance i could see it was agrovating the other fish.

    the slug ate al the seeweed im trying to grow lol so i had tho chuck it back aswell
     
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    Jip Rockcod Family nice in the rock pool Disaster in you DT
     
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    please dont just toss it back.

    Catching fish, keeping them in our aquariums and then reintroducing it to the wild is one of the worst things we can do. It is better to euthanise the fish. Otherwise you will introduce harmful pathogens into a natural environment to animals which have no resistance.


    please be thoughtful with anything you catch. It is very irresponsible to catch first and ask questions later. I know its difficult to know what you might come across, but rather keep a clean quarantine tank for holding specimens during ID. Get yourself a nice new copy of two oceans, and familiarise yourself with whats out there.
     
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    Its a new tank with locally caught specimens. Should be no issue with releasing the fish
     
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    Agreed. If its a completely fresh tank then its okay. But if it had any imported live rock added, or if it was seeded from another tanks dsb etc then it may still have pathogens...
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    haha i didn't litraly take the fish and flung it into the ocean.. i went back to the excact place to where i couht it ant put it back.
     
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    i think you missed danes point a bit Poi
     
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    Definitely a sea hare (Aplysiomorpha sp.) and a yellow-belly rockcod (Epinephelus marginatus) both are common. One will slime your tank, the other will eat everything smaller than it in your tank.
     
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