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Old 02-08-2004, 06:13 PM   #1
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What are these on glass ?

Doing my usual look 8O around I spotted these on the glass..... Can I be enlightened by someone in the know. Thank you Is this any better reefrunner
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Old 02-08-2004, 06:27 PM   #2
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Can we get a closer pic and a description?
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sorry reefrunner...not that good a camera. They seem clear and are right above a flame scallop. Does that help any.
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I gotta go to bed now.....work in the morning. Please keep this post going
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Sorry, I'm at a loss, hopefully someone else will have a clue.
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Just a guess but they resemble broken Byssal Threads. Perhaps the File Clam attached to the glass and then detached to move somewhere else.

My second guess is Snail slime.
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I think i have what you just found. I was looking at my tank today and noticed for the first time, this little snail-looking thing (a small snail)crawling around near the top of the water. i have no idea where it came from. is this a bad/good thing? can anyone help?
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I think i have what you just found. I was looking at my tank today and noticed for the first time, this little snail-looking thing (a small snail)crawling around near the top of the water. i have no idea where it came from. is this a bad/good thing? can anyone help?
Does the snail you found look like this? If so, it's a stomatella snail... beneficial micro algae eater....
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yeah, thats what it looks like. thanks for the help. im kind of new at a tank so id like to know all about these things. any more info on them? where do they come from? thanks again.
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yeah, thats what it looks like. thanks for the help. im kind of new at a tank so id like to know all about these things. any more info on them? where do they come from? thanks again.
Stomatella snails are harmless herbivores that feed on micro algae. They stay under 3/4 of an inch in size and typically hitchhike into your tank on liverock.
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