Dermatobranchus in aquarium

February 28, 2003
From: William Wing

I can't seem to find anything like this in my books and so far on the forum
William Wing

Dear William,
I am about to a prepare a page of common aquarium hitch-hikers to make identifying these things a bit easier for aquarium keepers. This will certainly be there. It is a species of arminid nudibranch called Dermatobranchus. These animals feed on soft corals and almost certainly arrive in aquariums on soft coral colonies. There are quite a few small fairly nonedescript looking species which are impossible to identify at this stage.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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