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    Default ID Please? Pictures

    My wife just noticed this slug like thing crawling in our live rock. It looked like it was about an inch long but was hard to tell if there was more in the rock.

    One thing I thought of I put a sea hair in there a few months ago, but it didn't look like this at all.

    Here are the pic's

    P1010002 - ID Please?  Pictures

    P1010001 1 - ID Please?  Pictures

    Any ideas would be appreciated!


    Dave

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    dakar - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    How about a polyclad flatworm? First thing that comes to mind since Angel recently discovered one in one of our tanks... take a look at the links in this thread and see if they help id it.....

    http://www.captivereefing.com/showthread.php?t=3730
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    seahorsedreams - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    It's a Chiton. Can grow to about 4", grazers on coralline algae and is harmless to your animals.
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    mutts - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    its kind of cute in a weird slug way
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    Reptoreef - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I've had the same critter for the life of my tank... definitely a harmles chiton.
    There's nowhere else I'ld rather be... unless, of course, you're buying

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    Reef_Angel - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Chiton Reproduction

    Hey...that's an awesome little Chiton. I wouldn't mind having one in each of my tanks. How do they reproduce? ....Angel :angel1:
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    seahorsedreams - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    They have separate sexes. The gametes are released into the water column where fertilization takes place.
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    JustDavidP - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Yes, Chiton reproduce just like stomatella do. "Broadcast spawning". They are great little additions to the system. Few, if any, report problems with them. The majority of the complaints come from folks with acrylic systems. They claim that the chiton (and limpets for that matter) can scratch the acrylic.

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    Wow, thanks for all the info! What a cool little guy.

    I'm glad to hear that he is pretty harmless. Isn't it just amazing what pops up out of our tanks!!??

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