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Old 02-28-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Help!! What is this???

I just acclimated my open brain coral and when I put it on the sand in my tank something came running off it.

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it started squirming around now it's on my tank wall looks like a sea slug. Is this part of the coral???? Should I be worried for my corals safety? What is this thing???



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Old 02-28-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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Check nerite snail and see if that's it
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:54 PM   #3
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Nope. There's no shell just a back that looks purplish
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:04 PM   #4
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I think it's a chiton snail? Common hitch hiker I'm not sure if they are snails or slugs but looks like this


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Just a relief it's not harmful! Hopefully he will help clean out my tabk
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:51 AM   #5
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It looks like a stomatella snail to me. They are harmless hitchhikers that can be a beneficial part of your clean up crew. Chiton's shells generally look segmented (think roly poly or pillbug), while a stomatella looks like a slug with a fingernail on its back.
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