What a strange creature !!! Please tell what this is ??

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  1. Fires

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    A Nudibranch..
     
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    Thanx Guys, Got this picture from my brother...
     
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    Yea man.
    Really cool / weird looking creature.
    Looks like something from a sci-fi movie.:thumbup:

    I would def keep this little guy or setup a nano tank just for it.
    But feeding it and handling it could be a problem....

    The blue ocean slug can feed on a variety of larger predators, such as the Portugese Man-O-War, the Blue Sea Star and the By-The-Wind-Sailor, because of its immunity to their venom. When feeding upon these cnidarians it transfers its prey's stinging cells into its own cerata (or appendages) and then utilizes them for its own defence.
     
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    Wow that's so alien like.
     
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    You get quite a lot of these washing up after an onshore wind.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    they are absolutely stunning!! has any one ever successfully kept one in captivity/ if so how?
     
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    They float on the surface and only eat bluebottles and their relatives, so I very much doubt anyone has kept them.
     
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    I have, they're pretty boring and unless you have a decent bluebottle supply, they're a right-off. Mine lasted about 2 weeks, but the winds changed after the first week and I lost my supply of live bluebottles (species only tank).
     
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