Re: Purple sea slug

March 3, 2009
From: Jason Sanders

Concerning message #4316:

Just got my nudibranch and it looks like it has an egg ribbon

Jason Sanders

jasonbsanders@embarqmail.com

Sanders, J., 2009 (Mar 3) Re: Purple sea slug. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22198

Dear Jason,
In the message you refer to [#4316 ] I suggest that keeping these animals in captivity is not a good idea. I also note that laying a mishapen egg ribbon, like yours is doing, is an indication that the animal is very stressed. Hypselodoris apolegma is a beautiful coloured animal, but it has no place in home aquaria where it can only slowly starve to death. Have a look at other messages about keeping nudibranchs in aquaria on the Keeping seaslugs in captivity Page. I realise you probably bought the slug with best intentions, but you should complain to the shop that supplied it. They shouldn't be stocking animals which are impossible to keep alive in home aquaria.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2009 (Mar 3). Comment on Re: Purple sea slug by Jason Sanders. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22198

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