nudibranch larval culture

October 5, 1998
From: Roberto Moresco

I'm a student of Enviromental Marine Scienze University of Genova (Italy). I would like to Know any informations about Larval nudibranch culture in captivity, about feeding of them and culturing in tank.

Roberto Moresco
via Capri 11 Genova Italy

Moresco, R., 1998 (Oct 5) nudibranch larval culture. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Hopefully someone reading this will be able to help you.
I'm afraid I have never had the aquarium facilities necessary to keep larvae alive for more than a few days.
Steve Kempf at the University of Auburn has a lot of experience with larval culture.
The other person who has a vast experience with nudibranch larvae is Professor Michael Hadfield

One major problem is keeping the phytoplankton they feed on alive. There is an interesting website Reef Aquarium Farming News with information on growing phytoplankton.

I hope this helps. .. Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 1998 (Oct 5). Comment on nudibranch larval culture by Roberto Moresco . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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