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Old 02-18-2004, 11:14 PM   #1
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Cucumber?

Can anyone tell me what they think of cucumbers and whether or not they're worth getting and having..
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Old 02-19-2004, 10:07 AM   #2
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Then can expell their guts and toxins if theatend or dieing. Other than that they just spend their days slowly moving around the sand bed eating and expelling sand.
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I got one on some new rock. I thought I was going to squash him when putting 2 pieces together, so I got a little aggressive. I pulled the rock out and literally peeled him off of it. Luckily he didn't expel anything. WHEW I wouldn't reccomend it, but it worked for me. I wouldn't do it again it wasn't very nice on my part.
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IME form working with them in the caribbean cucumbers depending on the species are pretty tolerant to being handled. FWIW While collecting them for pearlfish research I never had a cucumber expel its innards

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I was thinking about getting a yellow cuke, but now I'm not sure.. Are NudiBranches any better and what can you tell me about them?
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This species will release a toxin whenever it is sick,stressed, or dying. As far as care. I am not that familiar with this so I can not advise on care.

Not sure on the nudibranchs

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Old 02-19-2004, 06:18 PM   #7
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I got two last year. One expelled within hours of being placed in the tank. I did a quick water change (about 10%) after fishing out the expelled 'stuff'. No fish died and although I expect the cuke to die, he is still alive and eating a ton. I'll post a pic when I get home.
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Here's the pics from last May.
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This is the same cuke, last week, working on some new LR.
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wow....he looks like a turd.....a very sharp one
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