What is this?

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  1. HendrikKotze

    HendrikKotze

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    What is this?
    Could it kill a leather coral?
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    My 2 guesses, if it moves then it will be a nudi, or it is a type of sponge. Have no real idea.
     
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    My guess is first a flatworm, secondly a Nudi but otherwise if stationary a sponge however I doubt it!
     
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    nope dont know, my guess is as good as yours

    (tagging along)
     
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    Hi Hendrik - this is a sea fan - I will get the correct naming for you in a few minutes' time.
     
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    Sorry - had a second look at the picture. It could definitely be a nudibranch as well..
     
  8. HendrikKotze

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    It does move. It prefers the shady areas and not bright light.
    It was on the bottom of the same rock as yellow leather coral that suddenly died after I had it for 2 months. It had a cut in it's stem and it started to dissiolve in 1 week's time.
    It doesn't look like a nudibranch to me when I compare it with photos on Wikipedia?
    It does not have a tail or head.
    I will try to take a better picture.
     
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    It is a nudi then, I had a yellow on that ate my pin cushion.
     
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    Imo this could very well be a flatworm!
     
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    Ok found some pic's of mine, nudi flat worm I have know idea.

    Sorry about the bad pic's
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    The damage it caused.

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    Should I put in the sump with my red eye crab?
     
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    Untill it can be correctly ID'd i would suggest doing so! Nudi's and Flatworms are generally something you would not want in a reef!
     
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    wow... hectic little bugger..
     
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    Don't touch him with your bare fingers, just in case.
     
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    Thanks. I did not have to as it stays on a small rock.
     
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    and when you take it out, please place the small rock with it in a small bowl and take pics then. a clear pic is very useful in ID:)

    also make sure you can find it again in your sump if you have to! :)
     
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    I agree it's a nudi... but (personally), I'd keep it... but maybe that's just because I don't like how fast leather corals grow! :p J/K!
     
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