View Full Version : please id this hitchhiker

10-06-2005, 04:50 PM
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10-06-2005, 05:02 PM
does he move about. can you give me a little more info on this guy.

10-06-2005, 05:10 PM
does it appear to have any type of shell on it and does it move like a snail. need a little info on this guy if you could

10-06-2005, 05:12 PM
uhh-- just noticed him like last week-- he moves around like a nudibranch or something - but I haven't seen him on the glass or anything-- so far just on the rock-- he was on a xenia rock (the type of xenia's that are tiny and feather-like) yesterday and freaked me out-- I don't know if he ate anything or not-- he looks like some sort of slug with antennae like things on his head and a cream/white/tan line on his back-- he's not so small-- maybe the size of the tip of my finger . . . he's up and about during the day-- uhh-- I haven't bought anything in like three months so it's kind of wierd . . .

10-06-2005, 05:14 PM
no shell . . .

10-06-2005, 05:19 PM
his speed is about that of a nudibranch . . . I just went to look at him and he just came out from inside of a crevice and it looks like the white line can disappear-- from the first time I sent this message he was in the back of the tank-- he had a white line-- now he is in the front of the tank and his line has appeared to disappear-- some sort of camouflage mechanism-

10-06-2005, 05:21 PM
no shell then I would go with a type of nudibranch. if you have corals I would keep and eye on them and make sure they are not getting munched. now if it has a type of shell I would of guessed almost an egg cowrie and they prey on corals. either way I would keep an eye on him you never know. the closest nudi that matches yours is a blue stripe and they are great at eating flatworms. but I would keep a very close eye on your corals and softies in the tank.

hope that helps

10-06-2005, 05:22 PM
I don't know-- maybe that black cover is some sort of shell-- the antennae appear to come out from under it-- if so-- it's unlike any shell that I have ever seen-- if the covering is shell like it's pretty flat-- I don't really know-- I would touch it but I'm scared-- hahaha (recently battled a mantis shrimp)

10-06-2005, 05:47 PM
if it has a type of shell then I would go with egg cowrie and then I would get him out of the tank they are veracious predators on corals. if your not sure I would take him out and if you have a sump put him in there. have you noticed any bad signs on corals and softies????/ If so I would yank him

10-06-2005, 05:59 PM
ahhhhh-- I wish I has a sump!! Man . . . yeah I need to get him out of there-- my boyfriend likes him but I like my corals better . . .

10-06-2005, 06:02 PM
I agree better safe than sorry. take him to your LFS see if they will give you a little credit for him

glad I could help


10-06-2005, 06:14 PM
You could try getting some more information or posting your pictures here:


10-06-2005, 06:32 PM
I sent pic's to that site-- I'll try and see if the lfs will take him-- thanks everybody--

10-07-2005, 08:47 AM
did you say credit ...you get credit from you lfs mine said thanks is there anything else i can sell you.....and if the boyfriend don't like you getting rid of it get rid of him to....lol