By Bob Goemans
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Bob Goemans corresponds with Toby

Toby writes...

Hi there,

I got your address from the marine world magazine. Hopefully you can put me out of my pain. I have a leather coral in my tank and there are little beasts living within it. If you can picture a little darling about the size of a grain of rice and a little bit hard. They seem to nestle together until d-day and then they dig their way out and then drop off.

I have tried taking a picture but no use , please help me I've been told your the oracle the font of all knowledge.

Many thanks, Toby

Bob replies...

Hi Toby,

Thanks for your letter, and you can see a photo of these nudibranch's on my website Go to the Animal Library, open the Invert section and then go to Soft Corals. In the Leather coral section you'll see it described (Genus Dendronotus) and just click on the underlined name to be taken directly to a photo of this pest. Simply remove them when seen. There's nothing that will eat them, so you're the best way to get rid of them.

Marine World has now gone out of business!




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