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Old 07-20-2016, 02:31 PM   #1
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What is this monster?

Just got my first coral and as I was holding the rock this popped out (that I touched/it touched me)
I'm not sure if its a sea slug, or a hare or maybe a snail without a shell. What is it? Do I want it in my tank? And will it kill me? (I know sounds dramatic but I'm saltwater noob and know some things can be nasty
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:59 PM   #2
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I don't know what it is but feel the need to tease you cause you are covered with its cooties. Lol

Looks like a snail to me.


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I don't know what it is but feel the need to tease you cause you are covered with its cooties. Lol

Looks like a snail to me.


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There is no shell though, it looks like it has the trap door on its body like a snail though.
It was on the rock and it looks like a bit of bubble algae so I touched it to see if it popped or something and it took off and slugged over to where my finger was holding the rock and the I just got it to fall off into the bag the coral came in.
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It's a stomatella snail, a very beneficial hitchhiker.


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Will it be OK in a 10g? Or does it become too large or destructive?
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A snail with a fingernail for a shell that looks like a slug is just about the very definition of a stomatella snail

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Will it be OK in a 10g? Or does it become too large or destructive?

I've had lots of them for over a year and mine haven't gotten big at all, you should be fine.


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They are just little cleaner snails, I've got some in my 5 gallon nano reef


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