Re: Chromodoris elisabethina food

March 1, 2001
From: Cody Mott

I know its been a while since you answered my previous question. I have an extreme feeling of guilt towards this nudibranch. I don't want it to die, but I also know that it wouldn't of had much more of a chance in any other tank. Is there any way out of this and a chance I can save its live. I know it is only one thing, but I have had enough things die in my tank that I couldn't prevent and I don't need one which I could have prevented.

Mott, C., 2001 (Mar 1) Re: Chromodoris elisabethina food. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Cody,
I'm afraid there is nothing more to say. The only possibility is that if you live near the sea and there is a species of sponge living there that is related to its normal food sponge (Dysidea sp perhaps?) then there there is an extremely slight chance that your Chromodoris would eat it. But I do not know what C. elisabethina eats naturally, and am not an expert on your local sponge fauna, so I can't give you any sensible advice.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Mar 1). Comment on Re: Chromodoris elisabethina food by Cody Mott. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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