Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-10-2011, 01:15 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Saint Petersburg FL
Posts: 51
Are sea slugs reef safe?

Im about to go buy a brown and blue sea slug and u just wanted to kno if it reef safe
__________________

__________________
bradswick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 01:36 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin,tx
Posts: 1,699
The problem is they usually eat specific foods like a specific kind of algae. Once that runs out they die. Some foul water when they die.
__________________

__________________
Bige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
Ture, very specific diet needs.
__________________
-Ray-

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 12:11 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 70
I often see them at LFS's and am tempted to get one, they are such unique animals...the issue that I have is you never know how long would they actually live, if they are eating, if they are ok...and if not and die, you are jeopardizing all of what you have in your tank...its not worth the risk IMHO
__________________
reefcowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 02:35 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nxb161's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 737
I have a california sea hare in my tank. I've had mine for a couple months so far, its quite a big one! I got mine because of a leafy invasive algae outbreak. I was taking handfuls of this stuff out a week. It took less than a week for this thing to get rid of it. I've been giving it grape macroalgae to help supplement. The other algae is still around so its still doing the job, it didn't eat the roots. I wouldn't get one if you don't want to deal with supplementing it.
__________________
~Nick
nxb161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
reef, safe, sea

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Compatibility with Sea Slugs and Stocking Question cbnimble Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 1 07-21-2010 01:32 PM
Is the Sea Apple safe? MARLANDO Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 06-11-2010 08:47 PM
What kind of sea slugs I Lick Salt Saltwater & Reef - Identification 2 09-15-2005 11:29 PM
*Photos* Sea slugs and aiptasia everywhere...what to do? I Lick Salt Saltwater & Reef - Identification 11 08-18-2005 10:56 PM
Sea Slugs The Gillman Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 04-27-2005 11:45 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.