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Baley
04-12-2005, 5:46 PM
Can anyone tell me what this is?
IT looks like a slug, but has a shell on part of its back.
It is reef safe?
Thanks

akula
04-12-2005, 7:17 PM
chiton , or something spelled likt that? if it looked like a mini volcano then I would say limpet but if flatter then chiton. I believe safe.

I googled. spelled correctly. sample link

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/wf/bc/bc97win.html

fishwhisperer
04-13-2005, 6:21 AM
I vote for chiton.....BTW...how do you pronouce that word? :lol:

wildemon
04-13-2005, 8:03 AM
khytun like kite in the wind

Baley
04-13-2005, 9:08 AM
Thanks for the information.
From what I have read on the web, it seems to be reef safe.
I guess I will just leave it alone..

Cyberchef
04-13-2005, 9:11 PM
From the looks of the pic the body of the snail looks to be fairly longer than the shell. Looks more like it could be a Stomatella Varia. Type of snail, herbivore, good for the system. They readily reproduce in our systems and the eggs are great food for the fish and corals, provided they can catch them... :lol: IPSF sells them as "Sea Bunnies" , almost at the bottom of the page http://www.ipsf.com/#anchor45957

Here are a few links with actual pics
http://www.reefcorner.com/SpecimenSheets/stomatella_varia.htm
http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/pages/picture_pages/faq_stomatella.html
http://www.saltreef.com/galleries/snails.htm

Baley
04-14-2005, 12:22 PM
Thanks Cyberchef!!
That information helps a lot...