View Full Version : ID on a nudi?

08-14-2010, 11:39 AM
I know the pics arent great but can anyone say they have seen this nudi/something else? Dangerous or better yet, what does it eat? I found 2 hitchhikers and would like to keep them but want to know what they are.

Also found 2 pistol shrimp, one loaded with eggs. Pros or Cons to having them in your tank?

08-14-2010, 04:10 PM
Not a nudi - that's a flatworm. Better safe than sorry, They can eat corals and snails - each type has a different diet.

Are you sure they're pistols and not mantis? It would be unusual to see pistols out in the open where you can see eggs.

08-14-2010, 04:35 PM
Looks like a flatworm to me, but given the pictures I'm thinking it'd be scientific name blurryisis bluricosis ;-)

Any pic of the shrimp? I'm thinking what Weimers said above, I don't remember seeing pistols out in the open with eggs...

08-14-2010, 07:45 PM
We picked them off some live rock we got yesterday and they are in a tupperware. I searched and searched for a variety of pistols that look like these but they are kind of bland not red or anything. The most similar one both times came from british sites so i did save that pic. I am as certain as i can be that they are pistols. One big claw and they dont fold under like a mantis or they dont have the things (flaps/wing looking things) on the sides like a mantis.

So dump the worms huh. That is what i was thinking they were too after looking at tons of pics on nudi pics .com i think it was.

My camera is theeee worst at close up pics. I can never seem to get it to focus.

08-14-2010, 07:45 PM
double post/ I would say the pic above is exactly what i have. Oh and they are only just a bit over an inch long. The eggs are blue if that means anything to anybody.

08-14-2010, 07:56 PM
Looks a lot like a alpheus parvirostris to me. Aka Green Banded Pistol Shrimp.

08-14-2010, 08:04 PM
Cool, thanks. I had already decided on keeping them to see if i can get the eggs to hatch. So they wont be going in my main tank for awhile, if ever. I have a little 3g set up and a bubbler I can use.

08-14-2010, 08:08 PM
Yea, it seems there's another species that looks identical to them, except one has 2 spots on the body and one has 4 spots. One is seen but it hasn't been studied so there's no real data on it, the one I mentioned above has been studied quite a bit and, from what I can find, seems to be somewhat reef safe. I only saw one report of it not being reef safe but that was from a forum so who knows how valid it is.

08-14-2010, 10:25 PM
I saw that when I ran a search. It turns out they dont co-habitate with gobys but they live in pairs, explaining why i found 2. LOL the sexing part is over then :) I will see what else i can find out tomorrow. Thanks again

I still have the flatworms in their dish too. Just for now but they jumped right on a piece of freeze dried shrimp i threw in there. I know you cant tell from my pics but they are pretty cool looking. Like a golden brown pancake and lighter spots where the bubbles would be.

Either fortunately or not, the rest of the critters died in the rock bin. I was going to collect alot of the little starfish but didnt get to it. I think it must have been an ammonia spike or something because it started to smell and alot of amphiopods floated to the top. There were hundreds of the mini brittles in there too.

Sir Patrick
08-15-2010, 03:17 AM
Those shrimp are pretty cool!

08-16-2010, 11:26 AM
Thanks. I have the 5 gal set up, i thought it was smaller.
Seems you guys are right, I was searching something else and found a pic that looked an awefull lot like my flatworm. They said it is an acropora eater! I wondered what the AEFW stood for. Pseudoceros rubroanus. It was advanced aquariest article on wrasses and controlling them. It was a possibility but not sure. The pics i have seen other than that one look a little red but i guess they can differ.