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corinne118s 02-28-2012 01:25 PM

Help!! What is this???
 
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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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Reeffanman 02-28-2012 03:10 PM

Check nerite snail and see if that's it

corinne118s 02-28-2012 03:54 PM

Nope. There's no shell just a back that looks purplish

corinne118s 02-28-2012 04:04 PM

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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

Rutrag 03-04-2012 12:51 AM

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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