View Full Version : Scutus sp. reef safe?
03/23/2006, 08:02 PM
I found this all black slug thing in my refugium and I.d. it to this scutus sp. Is this thing reef safe or should I get him out? Thanks in advance, Carrie
03/23/2006, 08:10 PM
Ok nevermind, I read that it is reef safe a beneficial glass cleaner, algea grazer so it is cool. I dont know where he came from but it looks like a lettuce nudi but all black.
03/23/2006, 08:25 PM
oh yeah, you are good to go with that
03/23/2006, 08:36 PM
can you post a pic? I have a few dozen of what you are describing. They came out of no where and I have been removing one a night
03/23/2006, 09:16 PM
They must have come from Stephen's rock, I cant post pictures I wish I could but Google Scutus Sp. and it should pull up a few pics and info. Carrie
03/24/2006, 06:08 AM
I bet it is not scutus. It is propably the black variant stomatella.
03/24/2006, 09:13 AM
I have to agree with Benni. It's probably some variety of Stomatella, kinda like a slug with a backpack shell.
03/24/2006, 09:20 AM
ya I have tons of them and have no clue what they are. Are they reef safe? Carrie and myself have the same LR (from Steve) I am up to 20 of these things now. I just throw them in the sump
03/24/2006, 09:47 AM
This one I have is not a stometella, this one is bigger and has the little white shell that goes under the folds of skin on top, At first, I didnt see the little shell thing but at closer examination it was there. I am positive it is the Srutus. I have seen a couple black stometella's in there also though. I wanted to be sure it wasnt a predator so I double checked.
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