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Old 12-16-2006, 11:48 PM   #1
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Nudibranch removal methods

I have....well up to 5-6 of these nudibranches that are eating my polyps. I was wonder if anyone knows of any nudibranch eating creatures I can add? Or an easy way to remove these pests without removal of the reef?
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Old 12-16-2006, 11:51 PM   #2
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FW dips are your best bet. Let them soak for about 5 minutes and then shake the rock to get any stragglers. Use a few drops of Lugols iodine in the water and PH match it as well.

Some wrasses are known to eat nudis but I dont know of one for sure. On RC, a sea grass wrasse was supposedly the best. Some had results with a sixline which are more common.
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Old 12-17-2006, 12:15 AM   #3
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i have a sixline but she doesnt eat them, or atleast I have not seen her eat any.
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:40 PM   #4
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Manual removal is the only sure fire way. It is a pain though.
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:48 AM   #5
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Hey this guy made a nice guide how to get rid of them. I used this method and it was a success.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=451720
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Yes, the way Mucho outlines it all with the luguls dip and scraping the eggs off each and every zoo is the only way. F/W dips will not doit alone.
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I used mucho's method as well when I had some. After the FW dip, inspect the polyps under a actinic light or a flashlight with a blue filter. It makes the egg sacks show up easier.
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