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Old 01/05/2008, 07:14 PM
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Urgent Nudi ID!!

Hi, my lights just went on and i found this guy crowling around my glass, if someone can give me an ID asap, so i can remove this guy asap if i need to he is about 10mm long. any help will be much appreciated.

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Old 01/05/2008, 07:31 PM
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I will try and take a clearer picture
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Old 01/05/2008, 07:32 PM
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This one may be a bit better
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Old 01/05/2008, 07:43 PM
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Looks like a soft coral eater. Typically nudis like these will mimic the corals they feed on. If its a xenia eater it may be valuable to those with xenia problems.
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Old 01/05/2008, 08:02 PM
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Cool thanks, just found an id, Tritoniopsis elegans. Indeed a nasty soft coral eater, usually lobophyton, i ont have any of those though, so i wonder what he has been eating instead. Nothing is showing any signs of damage.
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Old 01/05/2008, 08:04 PM
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I have removed him into a petrie dish, should i destroy him?
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Old 01/05/2008, 08:05 PM
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Cool thanks, just found an id, Tritoniopsis elegans. Indeed a nasty soft coral eater, usually lobophyton, i ont have any of those though, so i wonder what he has been eating instead. Nothing is showing any signs of damage.
It will starve with-out its specific coral to feed on. I would look closely at any soft corals that resemble the nudi just to be sure their are no others.
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Old 01/05/2008, 08:27 PM
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Actually, i think i figured out what it ate, a couple of days ago i was trying to get an id on this hitchhiker soft coral, to not much avail. But now that coral has completely dissapeared, not even any remnants. I have put the nudibranch into a small plastic test tube filled with water and am freezing it for future referal.
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Old 01/05/2008, 09:14 PM
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maybe that wasnt a soft coral but actually the nudibranch? i remeber seeing your pic and wondering if it might be a nudi.


post int eh buy sell trade, like the aquabucket said there might be someone interested, maybe could work out to be a nice trade.
 

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