Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Lettuce Sea Slug, Green (Build Your Own Kit)
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Lettuce Sea Slug, Green (Build Your Own Kit)
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Lettuce Sea Slug, Green (Build Your Own Kit) (Elysia spp.)

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Brown, Cream, Gold, Green
Diet Herbivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 3"
Origin Atlantic Ocean
Family Elysiidae
Supplements Iodine, Trace Elements
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Overview

The Lettuce Sea Slug may also be referred to as the Lettuce Nudibranch, or Green Lettuce Nudibranch, although it is not a true nudibranch. It has highly folded parapodia (side appendages) which give it a ruffled appearance. Since its color is usually green, yellow, or brown, it resembles lettuce.

It will do well in an aquarium, if provided with ample room to forage. It prefers an aquarium with live rock so that it can graze on algae. The Lettuce Sea Slug incorporates the chloroplasts (the portions of the cell responsible for photosynthesis) from the algae into its tissues, and thus relies on photosynthesis for part of its energy. It can be harmed by pump intakes and drains, so care should be taken to screen these off. It is sensitive to high levels of nitrate and will not tolerate copper-based medications.

It has no distinguishing characteristics to help differentiate it from its mate.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2" to 1-1/2"


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Customer Testimonials

Jimmy Lauriello Port St. Lucie , FL
It eats green feather algae or will feed on hair algae. It goes great in any tank and will lay eggs within the first couple of weeks if there is enough food and space for it to forage for algae.
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