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Old 10-30-2005, 12:52 PM   #1
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Any nudibraches that do well in the home aquarium?

I just recently discovered these beautiful animals at a huge reef store about 40 minutes from my home. I did some searches on AA but all I read was that they don't do well and all they eat are flatworms. Any help would be great! TIA
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Not all nudi's eat flatworms, but most have specialized diets that you just can't supply in our closed systems for very long. Some are coral eaters, some eat sponges, some eat worms... etc. There is a nudi called a lettuce nudibranch that is an algae eater and is one of the longer lived but even then, they only last a short time. A few months is the longest I've been able to keep them. They are bright and colorful but short lived even under perfect conditions. IMO, they just aren't worth the money. Chances are you won't see it again once you put it in your tank anyway.
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Better left in the wild then. Thanks for the reply.
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I'm gonna piggyback on this one, I was thinking of getting a sea hare, how would I keep it from poisoning my tank.
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The seahare only eats algae and will die after its food supply is gone. We had one that guys were passing around the reef club. As soon as he cleaned up one tanks hair algae he was passed onto the next member who had HA. Not sure where he is now? Anoter critter that should be left in the Ocean.
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This is another short lived slug I would pass on. It needs pristine water conditions. It can not tolerate any amount of nitrates. You need to be sure it's in a system that is stress free (not an easy chore considering they are just about blind) and be running carbon constantly as a safety measure. Here are some sights with a little info on them.

http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/living_spe...ri=1&inhab=139

http://www.faunanet.gov.au/wos/factfile.cfm?Fact_ID=43

http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet.cfm?base=aplycali
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