Urgent help needed What is this? Zoas at risk?

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  1. Nur

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    Zoas closing on LR when i inspected i saw this nice looking Snail without a shell has bright green back..

    Edit: looks and moves like a smail but no shell.
     
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  3. Nur

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    Maybe a nudi?

    Looking at it again, def a nudi.

    Do a google image on nudibranchs and see if you can ID it.
     
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    whats that?
     
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    Nudibranch. Get rid of it.
     
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    A type of slug that has a specific menu.

    Like mariusmeyer said, get rid of it asap.
     
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    i do think it is a zoanthid eating nudibranch best to remove it
     
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    id take it out and confirm but yes it does look like a nudibranch...

    some feed off coral and they make a quick meal of them..

    best to be safe and get confirmation before they lay eggs and multiply...
     
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    he has been removed and introduced to my driveway.. :)
     
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    :eek: nudi monster!!!! good you removed it. Are those vietnamese zoa's by any chance?
     
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    yes, Vietnam. but they dont open lekker any longer. any suggestions?
     
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    :whistling: They must be highly irritated, make sure that have enough of light and just let them sulk for a while they will come right.
     
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    Does not look like any zoa eating nudis ive dealt with, the coloring is way too bright. Probably a nudi or slug, but not zoa eating. Zoa nudis sleep on the zoa carpet and get active at night when you can see them on the actual polyps munching away, but looks like this thing was definitely irritating the zoas. The old saying is if you are unsure, bin it!
     
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    Good advice, Nudibranch... They're so beatutiful and I want one but take it out... If it dies it will poison your while tank... :( Don't even sump it...
     
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    yes, Vietnam. but they dont open lekker any longer. any suggestions?
     
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    Dip the colony in CoralRX. It will kill anything that's bugging it. Definitely looks like some of the Zoa eating nudis I had. Remember that they take on the colour of what ever they are eating.
     
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    If there is one, probable more

    I you found one, there is probable more of them. Had similar ones once before, did a RO water dip, about 15 came out/off.
     
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