What r these

Discussion in 'DBTC - Info and Discussion' started by travis furia, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. travis furia

    travis furia Guest

    I don't think they r flat worm. I found them on a few frags i got the other day. And plucked them off before putting the frag in my tank r they bad for my tank. And what r they.

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  2. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

  3. travis furia

    travis furia Guest

    Sorry this is my first time posting I thought I posted pics.

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  4. travis furia

    travis furia Guest

    They r kinda like roly-poly's

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  5. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    1st and last pix look like chitons. 2nd pix looks like snails.

    Chitons are reef safe. Snails depends on the type but I don't know what does are.

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  6. travis furia

    travis furia Guest

    Hmmmm in ur link I think they were saying they eat algae

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  7. travis furia

    travis furia Guest

    Thank u for the info.

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  8. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    I got those same chitons on a frag yesterday and hoped they were "good" chitons. I had some tiny mystery snails and since I could not ID I put them in our Beaker of Doom.
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  9. anathema

    anathema Guest


    Harmless ime. Anecdotal reports of large ones scarring acrylic tanks. Algae eaters, small species are a beneficial addition to your tank.


    A great hitchhiker! Algae eating, and a broadcast spawner that will occasionally launch eggs into your tank in small doses that will mostly get rapidly eaten by corals.
  10. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Guest

    Agree with posts above.

    Remember to dip your corals.

    There are some BAD pest species out there that you cannot pick off with your fingers. Example: red flatworms, acropora eating flatworms, zoa eating nudibranchs, zoa eating spiders.

    Often times they hide during the day in rock crevices or under a coral or under the frag plug.

    Dipping using something like Revive, CoralRx, or Bayer accompanied with flow knocks them off.
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  11. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    Agreed Chiton, I had a bad one, that would stay on a whole frag disk, once he left it no more Z's and P's on it.
  12. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    I'll add to the anecdotal reports. I had an acrylic tank with many small Chitons. After a few months the bottom half of the tank looked like frosted glass. Upon inspection with a 10x loupe the 'teeth' marks could be clearly seen.

    IMO these are a pest. Beware!
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  13. travis furia

    travis furia Guest

    Does iodine work just the same

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