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    Identy Help

    I recently bought a soft coral as a colt but i think it is a type of finger leather. The coral has been had been doing poorly so I thought Iwould try a different spot in the tank. While moving I discovered a critter that looked like some sort of nudibranch, then on closer inspection I found 3 more total 4. Its body is a clearish white and on its back it bristles that have white stems with a brownish orange end that looks like the polyps on my other finger leather. Can anyone identify this and direct me to a picture. I removed them from the tank and placed them in a small container of tank water. Do you think they are the reason for the poor condition of my new coral?

    Thanks Frank

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    possibly, nudibranch often disguise themselves as whatever they like to feed on, i'd do a dip with ur corals and try to get rid of them

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    Ricepicker what kind of dip I removed the four I found they are not small about an inch.

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    freshwater dip ought to do it... just dip for a bit and shake them off

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    when you have the coral out take a look for any eggs. use a pair of tweezers to remove any eggs you find. you may not be able to get rid of them with just one dip, so keep an eye on them.
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