Is this a good or bad slug??

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by newhobby, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

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    Thanks
     
  2. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    IDK but if nobody knows don't put it back into your tank. If no one knows what it is, properly dispose of it. (Flush it)...
     
  3. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Where did you find it? Most nudis are found on or near their food source.
     
  4. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

    I found it crawling on the back wall, but it's gone now.
    I took Matthew's advice.
     
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Did you just ad something new prior to seeing it?
     
  6. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

    Last stuff I added I did not have Revive to dip them yet. I do now :) Always learning something new.... Thanks John :)
    2 weeks ago- stuff I bought for Swap... favia, zoas and acro
    1 week ago- John(Screebo) stuff, but doubt it came from him.
     
  7. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

    Damn... I found another one of these in my tank again. But lost it when I went to pick the baster. It was crawling on the glass this time.
    Could it be sea hare babies? I did have the sea hare putting out egs all over the tank.
     
  8. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    What if that was the last one remaining in the world.
    Oops!
    Thank goodness it was not.
     
  9. LeslieH

    LeslieH Guest

    (Sorry... duplicate post. Bad computer, BAD!)
     
  10. LeslieH

    LeslieH Guest

    Good or bad depends on whether you like spirorbid polychaetes or not. They're the small fanworms with tightly spiralled white calcareous tubes. This is an odd little nudi called Vayssierea felis that only eats spirorbids. Once all the spirorbids are gone the felis will die from starvation...or would have if it hadn't been already sacrificed to the porcelain goddess. The species is probably not that rare just unnoticed because of it's size. See those internal red spots? Those are developing eggs.
     
  11. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Leslie!!!!
     
  12. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Thanks Leslie :)
     
  13. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Wow, great information. Didn't know that there was something that ate those small white calcareous worms.

    I'm really looking forward to your presentation next month.
     
  14. LeslieH

    LeslieH Guest

    Me too 'cause I'm not sure what I'm going to talk about! :bigsmile: I want to try something new rather than the standard "slide 187 is species X". I'd really like to get pics of inverts that are of particular interest to BAR members, stuff you want to buy, already have, or found as hitch hikers, and talk about them. Crabs, shrimps, sponges, tunicates, worms, nudis - anything but corals and other cnidarians! Jeremy has said he'll start a thread where people can post pics or questions that I can include in the talk.
     
  15. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    I'll start a new thread now! :)
     
  16. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    maybe that's what ate all my fan worms :|
     
  17. LeslieH

    LeslieH Guest

    These little slugs only eat spirorbids. Any other type of fan worms would be left alone. Do you have fish & crustaceans? They're more likely to be the culprits.
     
  18. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

    Thanks a lot, Leslie!!
    Looking forward to April meeting :)
     

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