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  • Lettuce Nudibranch

    Posted by ecross1208

  • Eat Bryopsis
  • Starve to death
  • The Lettuce Nudibranch is a great addition to your tank if you have a bryopsis issue.  Be aware that they are slow eaters, BUT will eventually eat all of the nuisance algae.  The most important thing to note about this species is that once the bryopsis is gone, the lettuce nudi will starve to death.  It is also highly unlikely that their diet can be sustained with algae sheets.  The best thing to do if in need of one of these, is to check with your LFS, or local reef club, and see if they can be traded after they have accomplished their task in your tank.

Facts & Details

The Lettuce Nudibranch, a.k.a The Lettuce Leaf Nudibranch, is bright green in color with ruffles across its back. It is excellent at destroying algae by foraging on live rock and aquarium glass. It is non-venomous and a hardy species.Sea Slugs are part of a Class of Mollusks known as Gastropods. These snail-like creatures do not use a shell for protection. Most Sea Slugs are a shade of green and have an elongated oval shaped body. These creatures usually have ruffled backs which uses increased surface area in order to absorb oxygen for respiration. At the head are tentacles that appear to be "rolled". Sea Slugs are algae eaters.Photo by saltwaterfish.com member, Eric Stein.

Lettuce Nudibranch

Lettuce Nudibranch

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