can anyone help me identify this:

bnhd3

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my father went out of town today and picked this up at a fish store. his memory is not so good and i want to find out the name of it. also maybe a link to some info about it such as current, lighting, food, etc....

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magdelan

Fish?
If you do get a sea hare, ONE will be fine. It will probably strip that clean in 1-2 weeks. When you are clear from algae, you should return the hare or give it to someone else who can use it. They will die with out algae to eat.
 

bnhd3

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how about some nudis. i read that the sea hares can release toxins if agitated. are nudis hearty algae eaters also? i have also thought about a lawnmower blenny. one of the lfs has one.
 
Re: can anyone help me identify this:

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9252549#post9252549 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by bnhd3
my father went out of town today and picked this up at a fish store. his memory is not so good and i want to find out the name of it. also maybe a link to some info about it such as current, lighting, food, etc....
the coral in the photo is a photosynthetic gorgonian...
perhaps Plexaura or Pseudoplexaura spp.

When the polyps extend it will look bushy. Give it good water motion, bright lighting and small meaty foods like Cyclopeeze.
 

bertoni

Premium Member
All true nudibranchs are predatory on animals. The lettuce slug will eat some varieties of algae, but it's not much better than the sea hare in terms of toxicity, as far as I know.
 

bnhd3

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thanks gary. i assumed it was photosynthetic. i had read that the lighter colors usually are. but i wanted a little reassurance
 

pony_killer

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why dont you find out whats the cause of the hair algae (ie: nitrates, phosphates, etc) and get rid of it. apparently theres gotta be a source.
 

bnhd3

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my naso and hippo tangs used to keep the algae under wraps. now they do not consume very much. i think they have become to dependant on my feedings. also neither of my tangs seem to care anything about kelp. i have tried the julian springs kelp, flake with spirulina, but all they really love is little spectrum pellets.
 
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9254044#post9254044 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by bnhd3
thanks gary. i assumed it was photosynthetic. i had read that the lighter colors usually are. but i wanted a little reassurance
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