Spanish Shawl (Flabellina iodinea)

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Spanish Shawl

Spanish Shawl

Flabellina iodinea

114 Litres (30 US G.)

5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")


8.1 - 8.4

21.1-25.6°C (70 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

0:0 M:F

Live Foods

2-3 years

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Spanish Shawl

Origin[edit | edit source]

They are found off the west coast of the USA and Canada to the Galapagos islands.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

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

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Not recommended for keeping in captivity due to their sensitivity.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Extremely fussy eaters, the Spanish Shawl feeds almost exclusively on hydroids.

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

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

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

One of the most elaborate Nudibranchs found off the west coast of the USA, it has a rich purple body with orange gills and scarlet rhinophores.

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