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Old 11-12-2003, 11:43 PM   #1
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What's this critter?

I have several big and little critters like this in my tank. And have been wondering what they are and if they are a good thing. I have no algea problems and I think I only have 1 or 2 snails in the tank but probably 6 of these things. I figure they are algea eaters.
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Looks like a limpet from here.
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yeah looks like a limpet to me too
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Old 11-13-2003, 06:12 AM   #4
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Anyone remember..."The incredible Mr Limpet"??? LOL

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Anyone remember..."The incredible Mr Limpet"??? LOL
You are really showing your age!


BTW, Limpets are a type of snail, and yes they eat algae.
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It's a Keyhole Limpet. Favorite food will be Hair algae and some coralline. Will also eat Hydroids for some reason as well as the skin from some leather corals.
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Number 6, LIMPET...LOL

I have caught mine chomping my Blastamoussa Merletti... I just moved it to the other side of the tank and haven't had a problem since... BTW, when they get stuck they are stuck, you can hurt them trying to pry them up..
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Thanks for the replies. I thought it may have been but the picture I saw of a limpet, didn't look at all like these, there must be a varity of them, or maybe I didn't search hard enough.
I'm going to search again and see what info I can find on them, mainly if they get very big? I have 2 good sized ones now and saw atleast 3 much smaller ones (babies I guess)
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I hear limpets are supposed to be bad things to have in a reef tank.. I have been removing all mine and tossing them in for the Mantis.. Is this not true or???

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I hear limpets are supposed to be bad things to have in a reef tank.. Is this not true or???
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Some limpets will feed on sps, leather and zoos. best kept in your refuge
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