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Old 06-19-2004, 12:55 AM   #1
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What kind of nudibranch?

What kind of nudibranch could this be? I have discovered 4 of them &
they're eating my leather coral! They only eat one particular kind, but
it's almost gone. The coral was large, but started to disappear slowly.
I thought something was wrong with it, but it looked really healthy! I
was looking at my tank in the moonlights when i saw them. turned the lights on & there they were munching on my leather. Must have been
there for months undetected. Their sizes range from half inch to 2 inches.
Please help me identify them & advise whether to remove or not!
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Old 06-19-2004, 06:10 AM   #2
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aeolid nudibranchs

I have a species that eat's montipora. I have found no natural predators for them and resort to manual removal, and destry the egg sacs when I can find them.
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What Kevin said. The exact species is >>Tritoniopsis elegans<<. Infamous for feeding on soft corals.

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Thank You !!!!!!!

Thank you so much!!!!!! I have looked for days on the SeaslugForum &
fried my brain! The good thing is I found this site & WOW!!!!!!!
THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!
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