Funny Snail thinghamagiggy

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  1. seank

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    I coolected water at Mission Rocks Today. The surf was a bit ruff but the water had an excellent colour. Due to the surf being ruff, I knew there was gonna be a bit of seegrass etc in the containers, but it never bothered before. When I filled the main display this afternoon, I saw some grass/ weed pieces etc coming out of the container, into the display, but like I mentioned, it did not bother me as it happened before.

    Herkie came around a couple of hours later (after all the hard work was done...LoL) and asked if I introduced some new stuff into the tank and pointed something (we eventually saw 02) stuck to the backwall of the tank. Great was our surprise when this Leaves/grass/weed started moving. Only then did we realise it had to be some type of snail.

    Please Id and state if bad for corals etc, as I would not like to take chances:

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    It looks like a couple of leaves, stuck on top of each other, and is about the size of a Golf ball....
     
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    At a guess i would say nudibranch, bad for some corals
     
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    If it has a shell, a version of stomatella (sp)
     
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    It’s a Sea Hare. They are very common in certain areas along our coast. They feed on algae, mostly soft macro algae’s. Please note that they can release a purple dye or ink into the water if stressed. I’m not sure if the ink is toxic.
     
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    Thank you Andrew. Do they then "float" as I know we did not put them into the containers?????

    Andrew- Good or Bad for the tank???

    No Sunburst, it has a soft skin on the outside- like a leaf
     
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    I have also seen these things at Mosselbay in the rock pools. IF it is a sea-hare - then I WILL KICK MYSELF as I really needed one for the bryopsis issue in my tank. BUT, alternatively, I would say a flat-worm: Tentacled Flat-worm (Planocera Gilchristi)
     
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    Went to mission rock and did not invite me AGAIN!
     
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    Thought you were out of town:blushing:
     
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    lame excuse Sean
     
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    Dean, people know if they come with, they need to carry 25lt Containers for about 200meters uphill. Invitations was always around but the ones that has been with, tend not to go for the second time....LoL Or, the ones that wanted to go, hear from the ones that went and then change their mind or come up with "Out of Town" excuses....LoL again (no offence to you Sims:lol: )
     
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    :lol::lol::lol: classic.
     
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