What r these

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  1. travis furia

    travis furia Guest

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


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    They r kinda like roly-poly's


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    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.

    http://www.melevsreef.com/node/406
     
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    Hmmmm in ur link I think they were saying they eat algae


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    Thank u for the info.


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    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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    Chitons:

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

    Stomatella:

    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.
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    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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    Does iodine work just the same
     

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