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So today when my timer turned on, I noticed something new. These little bugs were everywhere on my glass. I don't have a macro lense, so sorry about the bad pictures. Also, these have been in here for a while, but are they part of my coral or what?

 

 

 

THe other thing

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First pic is some type of pod, nothing to worry about.

 

Second appears to be some type of nudibranch. Not sure exactly which type. Doesn't look like the zoo eating type, but I could be wrong.

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First pic is some type of pod, nothing to worry about.

 

Second appears to be some type of nudibranch. Not sure exactly which type. Doesn't look like the zoo eating type, but I could be wrong.

 

What is a nudibranch? Does anyone know what kind it could be? Also, if the "pods" become to out of hand, what do you recommend me doing?

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dont worry about those pods getting out of hand, they come and go in my tank but then again I have enough fish that if I get a pod explosion it just means my fish are going to go to town on them plus I've seen some of my corals eat them.

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Your isopods are a good sign that your tank is thriving.

 

Nudibranchs are type of gastropod mollusk; there are zillions of different kinds. Many are coral predators, a few are desirable herbivores...here are a few articles by Shimek on nudis:

 

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-09/rs/index.php

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-05/rs/index.php

 

And here is a website that specializes in nudis and their relatives. I believe it also has a forum to which you may submit your picture for identification:

 

http://www.seaslugforum.net/

 

--Diane

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Your isopods are a good sign that your tank is thriving.

 

Nudibranchs are type of gastropod mollusk; there are zillions of different kinds. Many are coral predators, a few are desirable herbivores...here are a few articles by Shimek on nudis:

 

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-09/rs/index.php

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-05/rs/index.php

 

And here is a website that specializes in nudis and their relatives. I believe it also has a forum to which you may submit your picture for identification:

 

http://www.seaslugforum.net/

 

--Diane

 

Nudis can eat your corals, hard or soft, so keep an eye on him if you cant find out what type he is - I had one munch through half of a colt coral - :o

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