blue velvet nudi

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1guydude

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Soooo i hear these eat flatworms... id rather use one or two of these than chemicals... of course pass it along when its done.
Basically anyone ever have any exp. with these critters.
Is this recommended? Help i need more reefers opinions before i order or look locally.
Thxs
D
 

Boomer

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I can only give you this:



QUICK STATS
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size: 2¾"
Color Form: Black, Blue
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Western Pacific
Family: Aglajidae


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overview
The Blue Velvet Nudibranch, also known as the Head Shield Sea Slug, is black in color with blue lines around the outside of its body and down the middle of its head. It has a hammer shaped head and two appendages at the rear, mimicking a flatworm.


This specialized eater will consume flatworms in the aquarium. It sucks up the flatworms using a tube-like proboscis and makes a great natural alternative for flatworm control. However, it must be provided with a steady diet of flatworms in order to thrive. In addition, it is sensitive to rapid changes in water conditions and does not have a long life expectancy. Because of this, only expert aquarists should attempt to maintain this species.


Spawning occurs regularly when more than one of this species is maintained together. Unfortunately, there has not been a good success rate reported in raising the larvae.


The Blue Velvet Nudibranch should be acclimated using the Drip Method. It can be harmed by pump intakes and drains, so care should be taken to screen these off. It is sensitive to high levels of nitrate and will not tolerate copper-based medications.


Approximate Shipping Size: 1-1/2" to 2"


From Kevin Kohen, Live Aquaria, who I know well and trust immensely.
 

gREEF Stricken

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Graham WA
I was looking at this REALLY cool lookin critter but was disappointed I don't appear to have a flatworm problem...:( Where can I get some flatworms so I need this guy??

GS
 
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