May 18, 2007
Concerning message #15037:
Hello, I too have these in my tank. I have only had it up and running for two months now (past cycling). It's 56 gallon, fish only (so far), and I have 3 Scutus (don't know the correct plural, sorry).
I have three questions:
1. How fast do they grow? Because mine are growing quite rapidly.
2. Will they mate in my tank? I ask because I was only aware of one, then a bigger one showed up, and now there's a smaller one too. Largest about 2.25 inches
3. Are three of these too many for my tank?
Thank you so much for your help.
email@example.comAubrey, 2007 (May 18) Re: Scutus reproduction. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19915
I'm afraid all I know about keeping Scutus in aquaria is from the Forum messages. I suspect your three animals all arrived on rock as small juveniles. They probably feed on algae in your aquarium so they may be quite useful in keeping the glass clean. As far as reproduction goes, have a look at earlier messages. These are not sea slugs so you will need to have a male and a female - and before you ask, there is no easy way to tell if you have boys or girls. My advice would be to leave them and see what happens. I can't imagine they will do any harm.
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