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Offline Jeff

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« on: January 04, 2007, 11:54:45 PM »
What do you guys know about lettuce nudibranchs? Are there any risks/downsides to having them in a tank?  I have some macro algae that is getting kindof obnoxious, so I was hoping to get rid of it with a lettuce nudi.  I have a firefish and peppermint shrimp currently, but I plan on getting a pair of clowns and a pair of neon gobies eventually.  Will they harm the nudibranch if I got one?
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007, 12:24:51 PM »
Probably won't have to worry, but in my experience nudi's don't last very long.  You would be better to go with some goldens or turbos, I think they will do a better job.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 04:40:45 PM »
John is right, the nudibranchs do not usually last long.  And most of the time the lettuce species eat hair algae, not sure how they would do on macro.  I would just pull the macro like pulling weeds.

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007, 08:56:15 AM »
I have to agree with Rick and John. I actually bought one and put it my tank....never to be seen again!
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2007, 11:27:41 AM »
Colleen and I have had decent luck with the nudi's.  This was for hair algae though, and after that was gone, so were they.

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2007, 02:54:56 PM »
My lettuce nudis seemed to be experts at going where they shouldn't.  They were always on the intakes and overflow screens.  They did seem to multiply for a while, since there were tiny ones about, but eventually they all met bad ends.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2007, 05:13:12 PM »
My experience with them with them wasn't long lived either.  Pretty to look at but you won't see them very long.
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