Phestilla arnoldi is a New Species of Acropora Eating Nudibranch

Researchers surveying a coral reef in the Gulf of Thailand have found 13 species of coral-eating nudibranch, including one that’s totally new to science. The nudibranchs belong to the genus Phestilla – small, frilly, parasitic/predatory sea slugs which mimic the…

Swiss Watches Feature Nudibranchs

I’m a big fan of all things fusion and this new collaboration between watchmakers Swatch and Blancpain is giving me sweet surges of serotonin and dopamine. For those of us who are embracing the aquarium lifestyle, the Swiss watch duo…

Goniopora-eating nudibranchs: A Goni Gardener’s Worst Nightmare!

As if reefkeeping wasn’t hard enough at times, and keeping Goniopora spp. Flowerpot corals in particular, we must now treat Gonis like we would treat Zoanthus or Montipora, and treat, and inspect them for predatory nudibranchs.  Goniopora naturally inhabits turbid,…

Video: How do I get rid of Montipora-eating nudibranchs?

Montipora-eating Nudibranchs affect our team’s corals on both sides of the Atlantic, and even the world-famous Reef Builders Studio is not free of these pests. As Evan Montgomery says, a large Monitpora colony can be affected by nudibranchs but still…

Montipora Eating Nudibranch Finally Have a Name: Phestilla subodiosus

Of all the corals pests that reef aquarists have to deal with, prevent, and remove, Montipora eating nudibranch is one of the most egregious and damaging. The reefing community has been trying to find a ‘final solution’ to eradicate these…

Deepblu Wants Your Nudi’s! Nudibranch Photos That Is
Deepblu Whats Your Nudi's Nudibranchs are some of the most photographed macro critters in the ocean. These colorful gastropods can be found in all the world's oceans from the chilly waters of British Columbia Canada to the tropical latitudes of…
Red Zoanthid Nudibranch Are Beautiful, But Not In My Reef

Corals can harbor such a wide variety of different pests and parasites, that learning about and controlling all of them is a hobby unto itself. This is especially true of live coral dealers who are at the front lines of…

Nudibranch range extension linked to ‘blob’ of warm ocean water

Warm waters in the Pacific Ocean a causing dozens of species of nudibranch to more northwards past their traditional range. This could signal the beginning of a major climate shift in the region, says Jeffrey Goddard, a marine biologist at the…

Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs get some love

Nudibranchs and sea slugs may not sound as interesting as all the designer corals and fish we see in the hobby, however in our opinion, these creatures are some of the most beautiful and interesting creatures in the ocean. A…

Fluorescing with nudibranchs and scorpionfish [VIDEO]

We’ve posted stunning videos of coral fluorescence and were awestruck when we saw this video of fluorescing nudibranchs and scorpionfish. Corals are thought they glow to attract symbiotic algae or to protect the coral from UV light. But why do…