Variable Neon Slug - Nembrotha kubaryana

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$39.99
SKU: 274073
Manufacturer: That Fish Place
MPN: F93 0045 0174

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The Variable Nudibranch has a dark greenish-black body with lime green markings, either forming blotchy spots or think stripes. They may also have orange highlights around the edge or on the gills and/or antennae.

The term "nudibranch" means "naked gill" and refers to the fringy, tassel-like gills visible on many species. This group include animals that we commonly refer to as "sea slugs" as well as the sea hares popular for algae control. As a group, there is not much known about many species of nudibranch and more are being discovered and reclassified continuously. While some like the sea hares are well studied and we know enough about their lif cycles and diets for them to be maintained, the diet and requirements of most nudibranchs is largely unknown. Most are thought to feed on sponges, polyps, tunicates. Some of the most colorful nudibranchs are actively collected and sold for aquariums but many more come as "hitchhikers" on rock and corals, for better or for worse.

Use caution when placing any nudibranch in your reef system if its diet is an unknown. Nudibranchs in aquariums are generally shortlived, both due to their natural short lifespans as well as the difficulty of meeting their dietary requirements.

Specifications

Specifications
Common NameVariable Neon Slug
Scientific NameNembrotha kubaryana
RestrictedYes
OriginIndo-Pacific
Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026
Temperature Range75-78
pH Range8.0-8.4
DietExact diet unknown, may eat some corals, sponges, etc.

State Restrictions
Alaska
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

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