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Old 05-07-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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Nudibranch and clove polyps

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ID:	236444. I have them in a refugium and they seem to be fine after four days with nothing but algae or...maybe my copepods to eat. I don't feel comfortable putting them back. Does anyone know what these are? Or better, what they eat? Thanks

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Old 05-07-2014, 11:28 AM   #2
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That is a nudibranch. Nudibranch look like what they eat. That guy obviously looks like your clove polyps, so that is what their food source is. Removal is the first thing to do. I wouldn't even put them in the sump. Flush them, trash,..whatever. I would also suggest dipping your clove polyps in something like Coral RX to remove any eggs that are scattered through the polyps.
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That is a nudibranch. Nudibranch look like what they eat. That guy obviously looks like your clove polyps, so that is what their food source is. Removal is the first thing to do. I wouldn't even put them in the sump. Flush them, trash,..whatever. I would also suggest dipping your clove polyps in something like Coral RX to remove any eggs that are scattered through the polyps.
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