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Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by Landu, 26 Oct 2011.

  1. Landu

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    found it while snorkeling,seems like sea cucumber or type of tube worm alien,soft body,with bristles all over and in pic you see mouth part,it expells water via other end...
    Reefsafe?
     
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  3. belindamotion

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    Sorry...no picture...:p
     
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    I dont see any picture? :1confused:
     
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    Looks like a sea cucumber, if it is, they beautiful.....but.... if they die in your tank, say goodbye to everything else in your tank
     
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    why is there always a BUT!
    Do they die easily? Is it worth it? Only if you leave it long or even if you remove it as soon as it seems to be going? Fish only so corals too? It's so beautiful!
     
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    it looks like a type of robust sea cucumber, or Colochirus robuster?

    My 2cents :p
     
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    No, one nice thing dying and killing all else, is not worth it in my opinion.
    Going to post a link now from a mod we had on this site- he lost everything;)
     
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    2 more specimens...no.2 big snail thing with nozzle front,and no3 slug/hare?[​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Landu , and all other collecters. It is best to ID and research what you want to collect BEFORE taking it out of the water.

    No 1 looks like a Cowrie of sorts to me and no 2 is a nudibranch

    Cowries feed on sponges (so difficult to maintain in our systems)

    Nudibranches are very specialized feeders and almost impossible to keep alive IMHO

    Best is to get a book called Two Oceans which is a visual guide

    Also seems like you have some rock in the tubs....take a note that it is illegal to remove rock
     
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    nope not all
    They include grazers
    Yellow ring cowries are awesome cows.
     
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    Cowrie looks like Cypraea vitelllus

    Image Google it and let me know if I'm wrong
     
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    but Vitellus grow up to 48mm, too nig foe a tank in my opinion. They will cause rock falls.
     
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    stop taking things out the ocean that you think are pretty, dont know how to care for, dont know what they are and are being sentanced to death under your hands, most likely a slow lingering death caused by starvation. the fact that both nudi's and cucumbers are toxic in many cases leading to a massive release of the toxin if the meet a power head, or a slow release of the toxin when it dies deep in your rock work should put you off, but apparently it doesnt. have some responcibility with the creatchures you collect.
     
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    Sorry to correct you riaan but some feed on spunges , some on sea squirts some on zoas and adults hav even been reported to feed on nennies , sea stars etc
     
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    as I said.
     
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