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Old 04-23-2004, 09:06 AM   #1
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My sea cucumber has "slime" the entire length of his body. Is he expelling his organs? This has just happened overnight. Water is testing fine. Should I remove him?[/img]

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I don't know if it is nuking or not, but that is not a good sign, IMO. I would remove it and quarantine, if possible.


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What species is it?

Sounds like you have a knobby cuke If that's the case this is quite normal. It will look much like a snake when it sheds it's outer skin. Many cukes do this as well. They will get what looks like a greyish film over the length of their body that will quickly peel away. The darker the cuke, the more visible it will be. It will probabley do this once or twice a month.

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