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Old 01/28/2020, 10:38 AM   #1
Leonard
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Do Montipora-eating Nudis eat other corals?

I am pretty sure I've introduced MENS to my tank because a large Sunset Monti is quickly turning white from the all edges. There is no way to remove this colony since it's fully encrusted on my main aquascape.

I'm actually okay if I lose all my Montis. My question/concern is: Will MENS eat other corals once they're done with my Montis?

Also, curious how long can they survive without a Montipora host? In other words, if I wanted to reintroduce Montis after all mine are consumed, how long should I wait?


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Old 01/29/2020, 06:15 AM   #2
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I had Monti Eating Nudis years ago. They were not easy to get rid of but I did succeed eventually with multiple repeated dips over time.

I did not notice them chewing on anything else. However, I succeeded in eliminating them while their food source was still available. If I had allowed them to eat up my montis (wasn't going to happen), I don't know if they would have attacked other corals.


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