January 17, 2000
From: Laura Romin
We just purchased a bright pink nudibranch with orange tentacles and a white lateral line. What kind is it? And, what type of food should we provide for it. I understand that many nudibranchs require sponges but may be selective in the type of sponge they will accept.
firstname.lastname@example.orgRomin, L., 2000 (Jan 17) What does my nudibranch eat?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1741
I'm afraid I would need some more clues before I could identify your nudibranch with any confidence. Any chance of a photo or even a drawing? Some idea of what part of the world it came from would also be of some help. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of nudibranch species worldwide.
You are right in thinking that nudibranchs are very fussy feeders. Most have quite specific food requirements. Unfortunately, most of the animals they feed on - sponges, hydroids, bryozoans etc, - are also very difficult to keep alive in aquaria.
One possible guess at your nudibranch's identification would be Hypselodoris bullocki. If so, the white line would be the edge of the mantle skirt. If it is that species, have a look at the other messages below yours on this page for more information.
Re: Hypselodoris cf. bullocki
From: Mike Krampf, July 27, 2006
Hypselodoris cf. bullocki
From: Erwin Koehler, March 13, 2000
Impossible to keep in reef tank?
From: Chris Elmore, February 1, 2000
Artificial food for H. bullocki?
From: Laura Romin, January 22, 2000
From: Laura Romin, January 20, 2000
Hypselodoris bullocki again
From: Steve J. Long, January 18, 2000
Information on Hypselodoris bullocki
From: Sophia Philipp, October 6, 1999
What does my mystery slug eat?
From: Joel R., July 15, 1999
From: Glen Fishbaugh, May 18, 1999
Hypselodoris bullocki laying eggs
From: Erwin Koehler, May 7, 1999
From: Jodi Hannahs, May 6, 1999