View Full Version : More help identifing another creature

06-25-2006, 08:23 PM
I found another creature recently. It looks kind of like a slug that is camophlage to look like a polip.

06-25-2006, 08:29 PM
Can we get some pics from diff. angles/distances.

06-25-2006, 08:53 PM
It is realy hard to get good pictures. This picture shows him wraped around the base of the polip.

06-25-2006, 09:20 PM
looks like a nudibranch of some sort hopefully someone with more exp. on them will chime in. Sorry I couldn't help more.

lReef lKeeper
06-25-2006, 09:37 PM
looks like a zoa eating nudibranch ... check ou this link ... http://www.zoaid.com/index.php?module=pnGallery2&func=main

i use this site for a wide variety of reasons, this being one of them.

06-25-2006, 10:04 PM

06-26-2006, 01:44 AM
I agree it is a zoo eating nudi get him out asap

06-26-2006, 03:52 PM
same here...those are very bad news....


06-26-2006, 04:03 PM
your going to want to check the rest of your zoos very verygood, if they are not present you can almost bet that they have some little eggs laid. I would give all of your zoo's an iodine dip. these little guys are very nasty. but they are fairly easy to eradicate. with patience and a watchfull eye you should be allright.
They are actually very neat little creatures. it amazes me the colors they take on when they are munching on zoo's they blend perfeclty to the specific colony they are on. I had some on a hot pink colony and they were beautiful. but they had to go.

Good luck


06-26-2006, 04:10 PM
Wouldn't it be neat and helpfull if everyone started takeing pics of these guys from diff. angles and in diff. colors so they could be more easily ID'ed??

lReef lKeeper
06-26-2006, 06:07 PM
while you check your zoas for more nudis ... check them for eggs as well. they will be white, stringy, and mucus like. if you find eggs, suck them out with a baster or gravel vac. i had one once ... and i found it eggs on a new zoa colony that i bought 2 days before i found the nudi. you can also run fresh water (ro/di water) over the colony to remove any left over eggs.

06-26-2006, 06:34 PM
I had one not long ago and just done a fresh water dip on them fond MR NUDI
floating after the dip

06-26-2006, 06:43 PM
How do I make an iodine dip?
Will this dip kill this "zoo eating nudi" or just the eggs?

Oh yea! Who is the wise guy that warned this Nudi? I go in prepaired to pluck it off and can't find it! eeerrr!

06-26-2006, 07:17 PM
I would get gallon of RODI water and get it to the same temp and then add about a tablespoon of lugols iodine. grab your colony and dip it head first and rotate it with your hand. give it a good swoosh your zoo's will be fine. do this for a bout aminute. and then get a baster and blast it. after that put it in the tank and just run your actinics for the rest of the day. they will stay closed for the most part of the day but the next day they will be opened and happy.