Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by HendrikKotze, 21 Aug 2008.
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.
My guess is first a flatworm, secondly a Nudi but otherwise if stationary a sponge however I doubt it!
nope dont know, my guess is as good as yours
Hi Hendrik - this is a sea fan - I will get the correct naming for you in a few minutes' time.
Sorry - had a second look at the picture. It could definitely be a nudibranch as well..
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.
It is a nudi then, I had a yellow on that ate my pin cushion.
Imo this could very well be a flatworm!
Ok found some pic's of mine, nudi flat worm I have know idea.
Sorry about the bad pic's
The damage it caused.
Should I put in the sump with my red eye crab?
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!
wow... hectic little bugger..
Don't touch him with your bare fingers, just in case.
Thanks. I did not have to as it stays on a small rock.
Hendrik, please post this in Sihaya's forum, hopefully she will be able to get you a positive ID on this, thanks
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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!
maybe nudi maybe not
The Sea Slug Forum - Tritoniopsis elegans
The Sea Slug Forum - Dendronotus dalli
Any more pics of it ???
looks lot like http://rfbolland.com/okislugs/tritalba.html
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! J/K!
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