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Old 07-24-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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What are these growing in my tank

Have quite alot of these little buggers in my tank they look like little cucumber green spikes on its back moves like a snail they keep going all over my zoa's which is stressing them slightly?
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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The only thing green I see is the zoa. The outer ring is called the skirt, it's part of the coral.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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That is a zoa eating nudibranch. Notice how it resembles the zoas that it is on. That's because that's what he eats, and that is his camouflage.
Pull it out!!
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There are loads of tiny ones any suggestions to get them all out or just pull them all out?
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I'm not sure of any predator of them, just pull them out as you see them. They shouldn't stray too far from their food source.
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Ok thanks i shall start to pull them out as many as i see daily hopefully after a week they are gone
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That is a zoa eating nudibranch. Notice how it resembles the zoas that it is on. That's because that's what he eats, and that is his camouflage.
Pull it out!!
Wow!! Thought it was part of the polyp not completely closed, Sorry!
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:19 PM   #9
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It wasnt the best of pictures and its not that close to the glass was only taken by my iphone on zoom
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But my stupidity trumps glad you found what it was.
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