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Old 04/07/2011, 03:40 PM   #1
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Cool What eats Sea Slugs/Nudibranch

I bought a mat of green star polyps and I noticed one was on it. I got it out thinking that was it but I was wrong. Now there are 50+. They are at the largest 3/4 inch long. They are white and tan body with black antenna. I'm wondering if there is a fish or crustation that would eat these guys. I grab what I can but some are so small its almost impossible to grab. Any help is appreciated.


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Old 04/07/2011, 04:06 PM   #2
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Most non reef safe wrasse will, Saliferts flatworm exit is much more efficient. Do a couple of follow up treatments 3-5 days after the initial dose to get any eggs that may have hatched.


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Old 04/08/2011, 07:27 AM   #3
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blue velvet slug will eat flatworms, and some nudi's


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Old 05/03/2011, 12:45 PM   #4
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Ok so I tried the dip and it turned my soft corals into goo. Luckaly it was only a couple of mushrooms. Also is a blue velvet slug reef safe or not, and will it pick off sleeping fish or shrimp? I was just hoping a shrimp or crab of sorts would clean them up for me but I guess I'm stuck with the little buggers for now.


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Old 05/03/2011, 02:01 PM   #5
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Velvet nudi eats flatworms and nothing else, when flatworms are exhausted the nudi will starve to death.

Did you use saliferts flatworm exit?


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Old 05/03/2011, 03:44 PM   #6
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You performed the dip wrong them. Post a picture of these flatworms, sea slugs, or nudi's. They may just die off naturally when food source is gone. Thats what happened to mine.


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Old 05/03/2011, 04:04 PM   #7
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You performed the dip wrong them. Post a picture of these flatworms, sea slugs, or nudi's. They may just die off naturally when food source is gone. Thats what happened to mine.
I followed the directions on the bottle. (Mix 3 gallons of fresh SW add 30 drops and make sure water stays moving so I added a powerhead, and let sit 1-3 minutes). And here's a pic to one.





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Old 05/04/2011, 06:08 PM   #8
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Those are nudis not Flatworms. I would just swish them off of your rocks in a bucket with some water change water. Your coral may have died because you killed so many of them and they released toxins. Good luck, but I dont see them being a pest for long. I can not ID them, but most are very specific in what they eat and when that is gone they will die off. Good luck.


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