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Coral-Eating NudibranchsMany (but certainly not all) species of Nudibranchs and/or sea slugs eat coral. Most of these eat only one species (or a few similar species) of stony or soft coral. They come in all shapes and sizes and some are more annoying than others. To get an idea of just how diverse this group of animals is, visit The Slug Forum. Hermaphroditic, coral-eating Nudibranchs can quickly and easily multiply and destroy an entire coral colony. If you see a Nudibranch on your coral and you suspect it is eating the coral, remove it. Unfortunately, this may not be the end of your problem since there could be others (or there could be eggs). If possible, removing and quarantining the coral to watch for more slugs is usually a good idea.There's some thought that certain types of wrasses and other marine fish might eat some predatory Nudibranchs (and/or undesired flatworms). However, there's no guarantee that any one wrasse (or other fish) will eat the kind of Nudibranch (or worm) that might be bothering you. Or, even if it did, it might not eat enough of them to be effective.Usually the only thing you can do to get rid of undesired Nudibranchs is to quarantine the affected coral and try to manually remove as many adults and eggs as you can.
On another side note , this is a lesson learned , i dont usually dip new coralI know I know, never again
Well, if you makes you feel any better, I just learned the quarantine lesson the hard way too, with whitespot taking out most of my fish. QT all the way for me from now on :wink:
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