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Old 01-05-2009, 01:02 AM   #1
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Purple sea slug missing

I just recently got a purple sea slug and it is now missing.I have had
It for about 1 week and I haven't seen it and can't find it for the past 3 days.Is this common of slugs to not come out at all for this long?I just have
A clown fish and a hermit crab.
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Try looking in after the lights are out for a few hours. I'm not sure of the exact species you have, but some sea slugs are nocturnal.
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I agree, can you give us the scientific name?
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice! ^ scientific name is Chromodoris bullocki or nudibranch is what I found.
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Hmmm, some nudis have very specific diets and when their food source is gone they can starve.
Here is a little tidbit for your reading:
The Sea Slug Forum - Hypselodoris bullocki
If this is the same kind, it may have perished. I'm sorry for your loss if this is the case, since they are such beautiful animals.
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Chromodorid, yes, but more specifically Hypselodoris bullocki and needs sponge to feed upon and live. They also seem to be particular about what type of sponge. Check any overflows, intakes, filters, etc. since they are easily caught in such.

Edit: You beat me Scott *waves fist* XD
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Yay! One for me! LOL!
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So I still haven't seen the slug.Today I bought 4 turbo snails to help with cleaning and an hour later I saw my hermit crab eating 1.I am now thinking that he ate the slug,I know that hermit crabs eat the snail for shells but this snail was not that big it was smaller then the crab.
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How old is your tank?
How did you acclimate the snails?
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tank is 3 weeks old.
I did acclimate putting them on top of the water for 15 min and then adding 1/4 part of the tank water to the bag.

Update:The crab has transfered over the anemone over to the new shell.
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