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Old 03-03-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Stomatella?

Fairly sure these are Stomatella. They came on a frag of corals I just purchased. It's my understanding that they breed pretty quickly. Just wondering if I should add them to the DT or not. I know they're pretty good algae grazers....I just don't want my tank to be full/overtaken by them.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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I never had an issue with them in my DT, but I didn't feed often.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:25 PM   #3
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I have a bunch of them in my DT and they never bother anything.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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Perfect thanks. I'll go ahead and add them in. The more the merrier.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:30 PM   #5
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Yeah, I'm ok with them and I'm very particular about what i have creeping around my tank. lol For some reason they just look like they fit in with everything...

have you noticed my newfound respect for the bio-diversity of my tank? ROFL

I'm just being silly, don't mind me...hehe
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:21 PM   #6
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No, I completely understand. I like having all types of critters in my tank besides just corals and fish. =)
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I have them in my tank. Their numbers have dwindled down heavily for some reason, but TBH I rarely notice them. Of all the snails/crabs in my tank, I only ever notice when my giant green starsnail goes crawling past...and at an inch wide it is hard not to notice him.
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They do not breed that quickly. I'm not sure about the larger one, but the smaller is definitely a stomatella snail.
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