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Old 08-15-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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attack of the aeolids

hey guys, I have a 3 month old 30g reef tank which is doing really well. However 1 week ago I noticed the first aeolid nudibranch attacking my coral. I removed him, only to find another one a day later, right on top of my Zoas. It's now been a week and I've eliminated 6 of them. It seems they are somehow proliferating. They pack a powerful sting... it seems its done a little damage to my biggest zoa polyp.

Any recommendations to stop these guys besides tweezers?

I posted the first one in the ID forum but it was id'ed as a mojano, when it was a aeolid.

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I`ve heard of others using a FW dip on the coral to get rid of them. Good article on them

Beautiful, but Unwelcome; Aeolid Nudibranchs in the Reef Aquarium by Ronald L. Shimek, Ph.D. - Reefkeeping.com

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I think there is a cool wrasse that eats them. maybe a 6-line?
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