Fish Species

Blue Velvet Slug

Blue Velvet Slug - Description

The Blue Velvet Slug is also commonly known as the Blue Velvet Nudibranch.

It is a marine sea slug that makes a very useful addition to the marine tropical aquarium as it is often used to get rid of flatworms that are causing a nuisance in the tank.

Popular Name: Blue Velvet Slug
Species: Chelidonura varians

Profile of the Blue Velvet Slug

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Blue Velvet Slug species.

  • Size: Up to 7cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4. Temp: 20 to 25 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried or Frozen Foods particularly Flatworms

  • Temperament: Peaceful

  • Habitat: Shallow sandy bottoms of lagoons and bays

  • Behaviour: Good addition to Community Tank

  • Range: South Western Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Blue Velvet Slug

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Chelidonura varians

  • Popular Name: Blue Velvet Slug - Blue Velvet Nudibranch

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Mollusca

  • Class: Gastropoda

  • Family: Aglajidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Blue Velvet Slug

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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