What is this weird thing?

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  1. gecco

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    I found this guy in the DT on friday night, it spend the whole weekend on the glass. Its about 5-6mm long and I can't see a mouth like the slugs got...
    Anybody got an idea?

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  3. rakabos

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    That gives me the heebee jeebees!
     
  4. gecco

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    me too it's very alien looking, those things on it's back wave in the water flow...
     
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    Its a type of nudi.
     
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    It is a Nudibranch.
    All of them are specialist eaters, meaning they eat one thing, and only that thing. So if you see it crusing around, it means it run out of food wherever it was. So now its looking for another food source.

    Problem is that most of the food sources these guys eat, are the stuff we want to keep. So in general they are a pest. Unless it is an Aptasia eating nudibranch.
     
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    That looks like a montipora eating nudibranch
     
  9. Mr_G

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    i also have one or two...
     
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    Viper is 110% correct

    In my 2m setup i had a endless battle with them...they almost killed all my Monti's

    Do not add any moti's to your tank...let the bliksems starve to death!!!!!!

    If you have moti's...dip them in coral Rx and brush all the egss of....every 2 days

    Good luck Gecco...they are a hell to get rid off once infected(if you have monti's)
     
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  11. Lycan

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    Yeah I also have two of them cruising allong the glass
     
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    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1] I had some of these guys [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]be[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]fore[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1] it's [/SIZE][/FONT]a [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Berghia nudibranch it is an awsome aptasia hunter & only feeds on aptasia.[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1] Oh & it never touched my monti frag at all even when all the aptasia was chomped up.
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  13. sihaya

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    I agree it does... but then again, before anyone panics, there are a lot of look-alikes and it's really impossible to tell from this photo.
     
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