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Sea Slugs

 
   
Sea Slugs, sometimes called Nudibranchs, have incredibly beautiful colors and an unusual body shape. Typically found strolling through areas of tropical reefs, their most memorable characteristic is a pair of stalked rhinophores or horns at the head of the Slug. It should be noted that only a very few sea slugs in the wild will live in a reef aquarium for any length of time. We only offer those specimens for sale.

 Chamberlain Nudibranch
This beauty was first discovered in 1997. Its favorite diet is the brown type of algae that occurs on the rock, sand and glass of an aquarium. This is one of the hardiest of all the nudibranch we have worked with.
Food and diet:If regular feedings of Algae are not possible, it will need a supplemented diet with algae sheets laced in the aquarium with an algae clip or rubberbanded to a rock. This is a Restricted item since it may be killed by getting sucked into pumps or powerheads. Therefore it does have an arrive alive guarantee, but is not covered by our normal extended Guarantee. We recommend sponge or screen covers be placed on dangers to avoid nudibranchs from being sucked in.It is also sensitive to high levels of nitrate and will not tolerate copper-based medications.

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 Assorted Multicolor Nudibranch
Risbecia apolegma
Add bright color to your tank and take care of algae at the same time! If you have nasty green algae on your rocks and/or glass these clean up guys move along clean in a hurry.
Food and diet:If regular feedings of Algae are not possible, it will need a supplemented diet with algae sheets laced in the aquarium with an algae clip or rubberbanded to a rock. This is a Restricted item since it may be killed by getting sucked into pumps or powerheads. Therefore it does have an arrive alive guarantee, but is not covered by our normal extended Guarantee. We recommend sponge or screen covers be placed on dangers to avoid nudibranchs from being sucked in.It is also sensitive to high levels of nitrate and will not tolerate copper-based medications.

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  Does Your Reef Tank have Flatworms (Planaria)?
Velvet Nudibranch
Chelidonura varians


The best method of getting rid of those pesky flat worms!
Eats flatworms (Planaria), an eyesore to the marine aquarium that eventually becomes plague proportions. These flatworms will quickly cover all the live rock in the aquarium and spread rapidly throughout the aquarium. Nearly impossible to get rid of without using harmful chemicals in the reef aquarium that are detremental to fish and corals. According to Julian Sprung, The Reef Aquarium, Vol. 2, Velvet Nudibranch literally suck them up like a vacuum. Though some mandarins will eat flatworms, it's a hit and miss kind of thing. The only thing which works everytime is the velvet nudibranch. The only thing these creatures eat are flatworms and they will absolutely devour them.
Note: We guarantee that ALL species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species it has been designated as a restricted species which means the species is recommended only for the experienced marine aquarist. The specific problems to watch for are that it may be killed by getting sucked into pumps or powerheads, it is also very sensitive to high levels of nitrates, and last it will not tolerate copper-based medications.

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Dwarf Sea Hare

A Terrific Cleanup Crew Member
An Algae Eating Machine!
Description:Dwarf Sea Hares also called sea slugs are part of a Class of Mollusks known as Gastropods. These snail-like creatures do not use a shell for protection. Most Sea Hares are a shade of green and have an elongated oval shaped body. These creatures usually have ruffled backs which uses increased surface area in order to absorb oxygen for respiration. At the head are tentacles that appear to be "rolled". These algae eating machines are totally reef safe and terrific for all algae control including slime algea and that bothersome green hair and algae!  In the wild, it is usually found in shallow areas of seagrasses and coral rubble. It prefers an aquarium with live rock and open sandy areas so that it can graze on algae, eating both red slime and other nuisince algaes in the tank. Like all invertebrates, it is sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications and will not tolerate bad water conditions (high nitrates).
Food and diet:If regular feedings of Algae are not possible, it will need a supplemented diet with algae sheets laced in the aquarium with an algae clip or rubberbanded to a rock. This is a Restricted item since it may be killed by getting sucked into pumps or powerheads. Therefore it does have an arrive alive guarantee, but is not covered by our extended Guarantee. We recommend sponge or screen covers be placed on dangers to avoid nudibranchs from being sucked in.It is also sensitive to high levels of nitrate and will not tolerate copper-based medications.
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

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 Spotted Lettuce Nudibranch
Tridachia crispata

Eats green and brown algae found on corals, glass, sand and rock
Description:The Lettuce Sea Slug is an unusual and entertaining addition to the reef aquarium. It has highly folded parapodia (side appendages), which give it a ruffled appearance similar to lettuce. The coloration of the Lettuce Sea Slug generally ranges from green, yellow, or brown. The Lettuce Sea Slug may also be referred to as the Lettuce Nudibranch, or Green Lettuce Nudibranch, although it is not a true nudibranch. It has been referred to as both Tridachia crispata and Elysia crispata. The Lettuce Sea Slug will do well in established aquarium systems, if provided ample room to forage. It prefers an aquarium with live rock so that it can graze on algae. The Lettuce Sea Slug incorporates the chloroplasts (the portions of the cell responsible for photosynthesis) from the algae into its tissues, and thus relies on photosynthesis (light) for part of its energy. This is a Restricted item since it may be killed by getting sucked into pumps or powerheads. Therefore it does have an arrive alive guarantee, but is not covered by our 7 Day Guarantee. We recommend sponge or screen covers be placed on dangers to avoid nudibranchs from being sucked in.It is also sensitive to high levels of nitrate and will not tolerate copper-based medications.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2" to 1-1/2"
Level of Care: Good for beginners

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  Blue Dot Sea Hare

A Terrific Cleanup Crew Member
Loves to Eat Hair Algae!

Description:This unusual sea hare is rarely found in the aquarium trade. It has a dark brown or green body with bright blue spots across its surface. The name "Sea Hare" comes from their vegetarian diet as well as the two fringes on their head that look like rabbit ears, especially when the animal is lifting the front of its body and looks like a rabbit sitting up on its back legs.

Sea Hares are sought after for their voracious appetites, feeding on macro and filamentous algae. They will feed on dried algaes if the live algae supply dwindles and should be fed to avoid starvation. These slugs are reef safe and will not eat corals or polyps, but their size makes them cumbersome in smaller aquariums.

If stressed, a sea hare may release a blue-purple ink into the water. While unsightly and irritating to some sensitive organisms, the aquarium's filtration system will usually take care of removing this ink. A water change will also help remove it from the aquarium.

Food and diet:If regular feedings of Algae are not possible, it will need a supplemented diet with algae sheets laced in the aquarium with an algae clip or rubberbanded to a rock. This is a Restricted item since it may be killed by getting sucked into pumps or powerheads. Therefore it does have an arrive alive guarantee, but is not covered by our extended Guarantee. We recommend sponge or screen covers be placed on dangers to avoid nudibranchs from being sucked in.It is also sensitive to high levels of nitrate and will not tolerate copper-based medications.

Reef Compatibility:Very good
Approximate Purchase Size: 1"


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Berghia Nudibranch

This is the Aptasia Eating Nudibranch
Description:Berghia Nudibranch's are a Orange when they have eaten lately. They pick up the color from the aptasia. They turn white when they have not eaten for 5 to 7 days and need to eat. Berghia Nudibranches grow to around 1-1/2 to 2 inches at full length and should be kept in an aquarium of at least 10 gallons in size to provide plenty of swimming and living room for these sea slugs. Berghia Nudibranches are peaceful members of the aquarium and should not be kept with more aggressive species that may attack and harm it. Place this Nudibranch with other peaceful aquarium mates for best results.
How Many Berghia do I need The rule of thumb is 1 Berghia per 10 gallons. Therefore, we recommend at least 10 Berghia per 100 gallons of water for a moderate to heavy aiptasia problem (50-100 aiptasia per 100 gallons). Getting the right number is important. You want to have enough Berghia in your tank so they can find each other to mate and lay eggs. The eggs may hatch and continue to populate the tank until the aiptasia are gone. Very heavy aiptasia outbreaks may require even more berghia.
Food and diet:Berghia nudibranchs eat ONLY aiptasia anemones.
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1"
Note: Berghia Nudibranches can be a bit difficult to care for and should only be kept by the experienced aquarium owner. Once placed in a reef tank, the hobbyist is unlikely to see the berghia again. A dwindling aiptasia population should be witnessed however.
This item does not carry our livestock guarantee. This is a Restricted item since it may be killed by getting sucked into pumps or powerheads. Therefore it does have an arrive alive guarantee, but is not covered by our extended Guarantee. We recommend sponge or screen covers be placed on dangers to avoid nudibranchs from being sucked in.It is also sensitive to high levels of nitrate and will not tolerate copper-based medications.

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Sea Hare
Aplysia sp.

An Algae Eating Machine!
Description:The Sea Hare is actually a marine slug that gets its name from its oral tentacles, which give it the look of a rabbit, hence its common name.The body of the Sea Hare is a combination of speckles and patterns. This odd looking herbivore is very good at removing problem algae in an aquarium.
For optimum health provide an aquarium with live rock and open sandy areas to burrow in.
Food and diet: If regular feedings of Algae are not possible from growth in the aquarium, it will need a supplemented diet of lettuce or dried sea weed.
Reef Compatibility:Very good
Level of Care: . All in-tank powerheads or pump inlets must be protected with a screen or sponge to keep the Sea Hare safe from harm.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 " to 4

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$24.99 ea.
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Greek Goddess Nudibranch
Hypselodoris edenticulata


Description:The Greek goddess is one of the more ornate nudibranch. They are a royal blue to black with brilliant yellow/orange markings. Nudibranchs have highly specialized diets and water quality requirements. They should be housed by aquatists with enough ability to fill its specialized needs. Though highly attractive, these slugs should be kept only by experienced aquarists. Due to their highly specialized diet, specifically sponges, they are often very difficult to maintain in aquariums.
Level of Care: Expert only. All in-tank powerheads or pump inlets must be protected with a screen or sponge to keep from harm. Sponge is required as food for this speciallized feeder.
Approximate Purchase Size: 2 " to 2-1/2"

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Leopard Nudibranch
Diaulula sandiegensis

Brand New Nudibranch for the aquarium industry!
Description:The Leopard Nudibranch also called the ringed nudibranch is found in low intertidal rocky areas of the Western Indo-Pacific region, amongst seaweed where it feeds on sponges, including Haliclona sp. (purple encrusting sponge) and Halichondria sp. (breadcrumb sponge). It has gray or brown background coloration marked by dark rings or spots and is usually less than 3 inches long.
Food and diet:Feeds on sponge, so keep a small supply in the aquarium for a foodsource.
Reef Compatibility:Reef Safe except for sponge is their food source.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2"
Note: This item does not carry our livestock guarantee. This is a Restricted item since it may be killed by getting sucked into pumps or powerheads. Therefore it does have an arrive alive guarantee, but is not covered by our extended Guarantee. We recommend sponge or screen covers be placed on dangers to avoid nudibranchs from being sucked in.It is also sensitive to high levels of nitrate and will not tolerate copper-based medications.

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Photos are representative of each species. Each animal is unique and variations should be expected.
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