Mar 29, 2003 #1 Is this nudi reef safe?

Quick search on Google reveals that they eat algae and cyanobacteria and is reported to be reef safe. They are less than a 1/2" long and they hang out on the underside of my montipora frag. Is this nudibranch reef safe? Description. Corals. Many sponges are on the rocks, have to wait and see if they are still alive after transfer. The Aplysia genus includes some of the larger sea hares, most of which grow to about 6-8 inches in length. Berghia Description. Captivated by its appearance, you buy it in a moment of weakness and plop it right into your aquarium. Living in the tropical parts of the western Atlantic, in the Caribbea, they are found in coastal and coral reef areas where the ocean is shallow and clear. These nudibranchs are bred and sold specifically to prey upon the pest anemone species in the genus Aiptasia. Use caution when placing any nudibranch in your reef system if its diet is an unknown. Every day, I'd find one or two of them in the sump or refugium, and I move them back up to the display tank. 100-mile-commuter . Thank you!!! So far, I haven't been able to get a clear picture of them, but I'll keep trying. I found two small, white bushy-backed nudibranches in my tank.

Berghia verrucicornis, a nudibranch or Sea Slug is a natural and nontoxic predator to eradicate one of the most bothersome pest organisms in marine aquaria, Aiptasia anemones (also know as glass anemones).

Lettuce sea slug, we either collect Elysia clarki or Elysia crispata.They are very popular, reef safe, sea slugs that eat algae from the walls and rock surfaces of your aquarium.

The best natural defense against Aiptasia is Berghia (Berghia Nudibranchs), as their sole diet is Aiptasia anemones.

There should be … Asterina Stars. If it's hanging out by your montipora, odds are that it's NOT reef safe. Large aeolids are often strikingly beautiful animals, but they are not reef aquarium safe.

It is a bright green color with ruffles across its back. They are completely reef safe and are the best way to get Aiptasia off your live corals. Berghia need each other to Hunt, Feed & Breed. Any special instructions? The reef tank should be maintained with 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit for the proper growth and development of the Lettuce Nudibranch. A number of Asterina stars are starting appeared on the glass and rocks unsure of exact species, need to keep a close eye to make sure they a reef safe.

It has an elongated oval shaped body and due to presence of ruffles it increases its surface area in order to absorb more oxygen for respiration. Does anyone know if they're reef safe or not? This peaceful, reef safe species is called the lettuce slug because of the green color, and very frilly edge circling their body. One day, you see a nudibranch being sold in your local fish store (LFS). Mar 29, 2003 #2 This is what it looks like to me. The store assistant tells you that not only is it reef-safe, but it's great at eating algae.

Try checking the sps forum for threads reguarding montipora eating nudibranchs.

Reef-safe. T. thomas712 Guest. cut and paste Purple Nudibranch - … These slugs are reef safe and will not eat corals or polyps Tank Recommendations: Aquarium Pump intakes, wavemakers, and drains must be screened so harm can't come to the Lettuce Sea Slug, so care should be taken to screen these off. These slugs are reef safe and will not eat corals or polyps, but their size makes them cumbersome in smaller aquariums. The Lettuce Nudibranch will rid your tank of unwanted algae while being a fascinating organism to watch. Unlike some other sea slugs, the Lettuce Nudibranch is not aggressive and not poisonous making it a risk-free addition to any tank. Covering intakes to powerheads would be wise. Berghia are non-toxic to corals and fish and are considered to be completely reef safe. The lettuce nudibranch derives its green color from the chloroplast in the algae it consumes and uses it not only for camouflage, but to create sugar which it can use to digest as well.

Berghia Nudibranchs are non-toxic to corals and fish and are considered to be completely reef safe. Reeftown recommends at least 1 Berghia per 10 gallons, but NEVER less than 3 Medium Berghia. Berghia are non-toxic to corals and fish and are considered to be completely reef safe.

They are therefore, the most perfect, highly desirable solution for aquarist. This makes the slug resemble the curly kinds of lettuce.

Our Berghia Nudibranchs are aquacultured and grown in the water parameters listed to the right. The slug seems to be doing okay, even if it's not chowing down on the algae. Is this nudibranch reef safe? Reeftown recommends at least 1 Berghia per 10 gallons, but NEVER less than 3 Medium Berghia. Thread starter attml; Start date Mar 29, 2003; attml Active Member. The best natural defense against Aiptasia is Berghia (Berghia Nudibranchs), as their sole diet is Aiptasia anemones.