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Kataro
07/20/2013, 03:54 PM
I got some Bryopsis in my tank right now... Thinking of grabbing a Lettuce Nudibranch to clean it up along with some other unwanted algae...

However I do keep an assortment of other macroalgae like Ochtode / Gracilaria / gelilium / ect (soft algae)..

Would the nudibranch consume this also?

Pluedke1
07/23/2013, 01:22 PM
I have seen the nudibranchs consume all kinds of macro. You could give it a try some like different things. Good luck!

Whiterabbitrage
07/23/2013, 06:17 PM
IME Lettuce Nudibranch will examine every crevice for algae but only actually feed on Bryopsis. They don't eat the Bryopsis, they just suck the chloroplasts out so the Bryopsis grows back keeping a Lettuce Nudibranch well fed and your tank in balance. They will not eat any other algae.