Blue Dorid (Hypselodoris bullocki)

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Blue Dorid

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Blue Dorid

Hypselodoris bullocki

Difficult

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

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8-12 °d

Carnivore
Live Foods

2-3 years




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Alternative names

Blue Dorid, Purple Nudibranch, Bullock's Hypselodoris

Synonyms

Chromodoris bullocki

Origin

They are found on reefs across the Indo-Pacific, from China to Queensland.

Sexing

Nudibranchs are hermaphroditic, however they do not fertilise themselves when breeding and will pair up, with both individuals then laying eggs.

Tank compatibility

Not recommended for keeping in captivity due to their sensitivity.

Diet

Extremely fussy eaters, Dorids mainly prey on bryozoans and sponges.

Environment Specifics

Very delicate to changes in their environment. Requires an SG of 1.023-1.025.

Behaviour

Constantly on the prowl for food, they are a form of sea slug therefore move quite slowly and can be a target for boisterous fish.

Identification

Doridoidea have a broad flat foot, a fleshy mantle and a circle of gills on the posterior of the nudibranch. They range in colour from pale lavender to rich purple with a thin white line encircling the mantle. The gills and rhinophores are yellow or orange.

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