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Old 09-12-2003, 04:48 PM   #1
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Black Slug looking thing

heres a picture of it it came out a day ago in the light its got a mouth like a snail and seems to be eating off the LR any idea what uit is and what it does? its next to a blue leg hermit fto compaire its size. it has a hard back, but then gets fleshy thanks for the help
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Old 09-12-2003, 05:12 PM   #2
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I can't see the pic, but I'm going to guess that it's possibly a Scutus sp. based on the description. Here a pic of one and some info:

>>Scutus sp. Elephant Slug, Shield Slug, Ducksbill Limpet<<

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Old 09-12-2003, 05:22 PM   #3
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yup that looks like its it is it worth keeping in the tank? or should i take it out?
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Old 09-12-2003, 05:29 PM   #4
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Strnage, now I can see the pic. That's definitely it. Good guess if I do say so myself -- LOL.

This little guy gets mixed reviews as far as being "reef-safe" - it seems that they can sometimes dine on coral tissues. If it's a FO tank, I'd let it be. If it's a reef tank, I'd probably bannish it to the sump.

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welp to the sump it goes i wouldnt want it dinning on any of my corals thanks a lot for the help
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Old 09-12-2003, 11:58 PM   #6
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i just found 2 of those today my self, i guess there out.
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Old 09-13-2003, 03:04 PM   #7
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I have personally never seen an elephant snail cause damage to any coral but that does not mean it cannot happen. I had two of them in may tank for several years and were never a problem with corals. They can however be great algae eaters. I would actually wait on the banishment but everyone must make their own descision.

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Thanks Steve,

I have no personal experience with them, so am (unfortunately) only quoting the available literature. Personal experience is much more valuable. Thanks for the input!
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well i tried tograb it the other day when it was on a rock, but it quickly hid in a hole so i was unsuccessful. i think ill watch it a little tho and see what it does. thanks for all the help
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