Nudibranchs

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I never knew the bloody things ate hard corals. Tiny whiteish  things that you might mistake for detritus. I could not understand some of the patches on the Monti, now tonight about an hour and a half after lights out,I had to go down to Loki and took a look in the tank....over the zooas,and the Monti...so .i google...

Too tiny to pick out and the corals cant be lifted to dip...what eats them? Nothing I am guessing  :umhum:
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Hi Carol , I'm sure someone said to me a six line wrasse eats them , and after a quick check their does appear to be references on line , may be worth checking out ?

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Reply #2

i found my fairy wrasse likes to munch them! six line wrasse, banana wrasse, green coris wrasse etc.

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Reply #3

There is hope then thank fck ,and thanks guys  :D
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Reply #4

Forgot to mention, they are also good for controlling flatworms  :grin:

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Reply #5

Well so far none of them ....dunno when these came in ,or from where. That will teach me not to dip, I normaly examine frags in the bags then tip into a small container to have a better look ,deff caught flatworms  on corals before that way.
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Reply #6

There's also a couple of the butterfly fish eat them too , redsea butterfly and threadfin butterfly
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Reply #7

That was good Gav thanks  :D  looks like I do indeed have the newly arrived tiny Nudibranchs,couldnt understand the white spots ,had and can deal with the soft coral ones thier so big you can pick them off.


Few months back I thought is that snail shit lol or a tiny nudibranch ....well thanks to Loki kicking off at the wind ,I had a torch session with the tank . So now I know....and thanks guys.
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yeah +1 for wrasse as a nudibranch control.. i had some pop up early on, bought myelf a yellow wrasse and never spotted another a nudi since : )

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Reply #9

would also explain the decline in your SPS

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Reply #10

Silver belly wrasse will eat them.

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Reply #11

Having a poke around seems I already have one of the more prolific hunters a mystery wrass may be worth getting one Carol they have a great personality and are colourful




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Reply #12

Bingo exelent Many thanks Marty  <3
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