Re: Hypselodoris bullocki - feeding and care.

March 18, 2004
From: Mike Cheney

Dear Bill,
I too made the mistake of buying one of these enchanting creatures for my aquarium before reading up on there care. After reading your postings here I became very discouraged about the prospects for this beautiful creature. Then I found this one small hopeful message [#3320] about maintaining Hypselodoris in marine aquariums. This post is several years old. Has there been any follow up on this possibility?

Hopefully,
Mike Cheney

cheney777@yahoo.com

Cheney, M., 2004 (Mar 18) Re: Hypselodoris bullocki - feeding and care.. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12442

Dear Mike,
I am afraid the news stays the same. The only real solution for sponge feeders, it seems to me, will be some sort of artificial food. Identifying the actual sponge species preferred by each species of nudibranch, then finding that sponge and keeping colonies alive while they are being eaten is all too difficult.

By the way, this 'species' has been named Hypselodoris apolegma
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2004 (Mar 18). Comment on Re: Hypselodoris bullocki - feeding and care. by Mike Cheney. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12442

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