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orange nudibranch ID


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Tonight we found what I believe to be an orange nudibranch on our new live rock. I believe it is a nudibranch because it had two little white 'branches' sticking out a hole in it's back. We sucked it up with a baster, but it retracted its 'branches'. I managed to get this picture, although it is a bit blurry. I hope someone can ID and tell me if this is safe to have or not, right now it's in 'quarintine' just in case. Thank you!

 

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The majority of nudibranches only eat a very specific type of food (each species having its own preferred dinner ;) ). They usually do not do well in small tanks and can realease toxins in the water when they become stressed or die that can harm other tank inhabitants. Do a search for "nudibranch" or "slugs" and you should get a hit with the sea slug url for a better id. Regardless, IMO, removing it was the right thing to do.

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