Aeolid nudibranch that eats Aiptasia.

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Aeolid nudibranch that eats Aiptasia.

Post  liquidg on 20th April 2014, 10:07 am

This SEQ local nudibranch is a tried and true controller of the pest called Aiptasia, which is a colonising anemone species many reefers suffer with during their hobby.
I have brought them home and tried them out on the crispa and standard quadricolor bubble tips and they will not touch them and have brought home some shore and other small several colonising anems as there are a couple colonising bubble tip species and the little guys waist no time and get into the non bubble tips. The one it is eating in the pic is the Calliactis polypus, thatís normally the anem species the Pedunculatus the hermit places on its shell home. Cool nudi, fast moving as well.
Here are some photos of it in action.
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Thatís enough from this one.
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Any others!
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Even a sea hair was wary of it,lol.
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