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BMW///M3
01/05/2007, 10:00 PM
Ok, i'm kind of worried, what the heck is this thing? I've never seen it before, it's alive for sure.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank077.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank076.jpg

kmf507
01/05/2007, 10:03 PM
Looks like a chiton. It is okay to have in your tank. I have a couple I see at night.

BMW///M3
01/05/2007, 10:09 PM
ok, cool....I was pretty worried. Thanks

kiknchikn
01/05/2007, 10:11 PM
I agree.. looks like a chiton to me too =)

roons
01/05/2007, 10:15 PM
not peppermint snail?

CrystalAZ
01/05/2007, 10:29 PM
Looks like a chiton to me too.

Peppermint snails have similar coloration but they are smooth, slick, and shiny.

Crystal

John Q Reefer
01/05/2007, 10:32 PM
Damn...not only have they become immune to radiation and bug spray but now there getting into reef tanks? dang roaches...

ACBlinky
01/06/2007, 01:01 AM
Chitons are neat, I've got a few -- one that's red & yellow and almost fuzzy looking with very small plates down the centre of its back, and another with white plates and a coralline-pink foot. There's a tiny baby that's also pinkish/purplish as well. Like all harmless hitchhikers they're welcome in my tank -- the more diversity the better, and I love the way they vacuum up coralline. The harder they work, the less glass scraping I have to do :D

reef_friendly
01/06/2007, 05:19 AM
can it be limpet too? i have one in my tank. its around inches

rickyfins
01/06/2007, 05:30 AM
I thought that some chitons were not reef safe. Am I wrong?

roons
01/06/2007, 06:33 AM
this one time, at band camp, i was kinda sick , and i






























chiton the floor