Lettuce slugs as hitchhikers?

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Lately I’ve been seeing some small lettuce-y type of things on my rocks. They look like some sort of Elysia slug, and I did see one moving at the back of the tank with definite bunny ears like a sea slug, but I keep spotting others that look stationary. On first glance it just looks like part of the macroalgae that has spread, but on further inspection they look closer to the photos of elysia slugs attached.

I plan to see if the ones I’m seeing that look stationary tonight are still there in the morning, and try to get a pic in daylight.

In the meantime, I’m just wondering if anyone knows if it’s possible to have elysia slugs spread. If not them, what else might I look up to try to ID what I have? Some type of tunicate or sponge?

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Okay, these are definitely alive and mobile, and look like some sort of lettuce type slug. There are multiples — I’ve counted at least three or four now. I see them on the rocks and not on corals. Is it possible to have lettuce slugs breeding/multiplying, or should I look into possibly some other type of slug or nudi?

They’re pretty small and look closest to the type of slug pictured above.

I am hoping someone knowledgeable about elysia (lettuce) slugs can answer on whether or not they would be likely to breed in the aquarium, so that you’d spot multiples. Any other info about this type of slug would also be super helpful. This would help to lead me in the right direction. Thanks!
 
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Does anyone know much about this type of slug? Lettuce (Elysia) sea slugs. I'm 99% certain that is what I'm seeing but I'm confused as to why there are multiples. Are they likely to breed in systems? Lord knows I have plenty of ulva growing on my rocks for them to be eating, but I've only been seeing them at night, and not during the day.
 
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Bumping this.

Does anyone know much about this type of slug? Lettuce (Elysia) sea slugs. I'm 99% certain that is what I'm seeing but I'm confused as to why there are multiples. Are they likely to breed in systems? Lord knows I have plenty of ulva growing on my rocks for them to be eating, but I've only been seeing them at night, and not during the day.
It is indeed lettuce slug and they get to about 2" in size. They feed on algae and are considered peaceful. they need a regular supply of algae and light for survival
 

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