A mutation in the gene pool allowed nibbling kelpegs to move into new niches. The Cleaner Kelpeg is a carnivore, preventing it from replacing it ancestor. Their main diet is the dead scales of the gilltails in the Jujubee Ocean and surrounding coasts. The protein rich diet of theirs has allowed their size to increase explosively. They are now a conglomerate of many kelpegs cells into one organism. Some may even grow to be 1.5 cm long, though this is rare.
The Cleaner Kelpegs are rarely eaten by the gilltails because of a deadly adaptation. If a Kelpeg happens to be eaten, the Kelpegs will release a spray of chemicals that will seep into the bloodstream of the Gilltails, killing them in minutes.
Living Relatives (click to show/hide)
These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)