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  1. 6ft Midget

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    I noticed this type of snail on my glass. Can anyone ID it for me and is it safe to keep?[​IMG]


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  3. Titus

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    That looks like a nudibranch of sorts to me, rather than a snail. Did you recently add any new Zoos to your tank?

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    That is a nudibranch.
    They normally eat just one thing, specialized feeders. Hopefully its a Aiptasia eating nudibranch. (Most likely not)
     
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    Yes, I added various zoas over the weekend.
    Thanks for the ID. After knowing the name I determined that this is the Berghia Nudibranch and supposedly does feed on aiptasia. Although I don't have aiptasia (very new tank) and this nudibranch is tiny, maybe 3mm. So I'll just let it be. Thanks again.


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    Just be careful, I had something similar experience a couple years ago and it turned out to be a nudi that fed on Zoos and they ended destroying my zoo colonies. But if that is indeed a berghia then you are in luck. So perhaps keep an eye on your zoos and keep us posted.

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    Good to know. Will keep in mind. Thank you good sir.


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    You keeping any montipora in your tank?

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    Nope. At this point I have a carpet nemmie and various zoas and some mushrooms. Fish-brown powder,lawnmower,fire goby,foxface and clowns.


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    I found it on a group of small zoas. It left the spot and about 20 mins later I found it on the same group of zoas. I guess this is the same type you had. The bad kind. I cant see damage to the zoas but the fact that it returns to the spot says alot. Should I eject it from my tank?


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    Hmm, are the Zoos that the nudi is on closed and perhaps giving off slime?
     
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    just take it out. dont take chances
     
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    I've removed it. Will do so for any of his possible siblings I come across.
    Thanks everyone.

    Hi Ryno. Dis Ettienne hier. Lekker om jou hier te sien.



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    Indeed so Titus. Thanks for your input.


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    my one zoa rock has a critter on it very small to see or get a proper pic but i notice long strands of slime hanging/floating from that area, any advice?
     
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    Sounds like it could be a spaghetti worm.
     
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    Is that a bad thing?
     
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    No, they are good to have as the strands/tentacles they send out pick up a lot of uneaten food and detritus, they help to keep your tank clean.
     
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