ID needed asap

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  1. Floyd

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    I would like to know whether this is a snail or a flat worm (apologies for the poor photo quality).

    I caught it in the tank this morning and would like to know whether it is reef safe. I need to mention that some of my LPS start dying (not sure whether its this little creature):eek:



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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    A bit blurry but looks like a Stomatella snail, a harmless herbivore. They have quite a flat and small shell on their back, unlike other snails that have a very big and deep shell. Does that sound like it?
     
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    Sounds like it... two feelers in front?
     
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  6. Floyd

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    Some more pics.

    I found another one with spots (first two pics). The funny thing is that I only bought 1 turbo snail since I started with the tank (not sure how these others got in:eek:)

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    What is the blue thing (looks like a star)? Its also on some of the coral. Is it safe?

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    I used to see new thingies in my tank even though I added in stuff 6 months ago o_O
    Your starfish is an asterina star. It eats coralline algae and multiplies like bunnies.
     
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    @Tekengal, should I leave it in?

    Any view on the others pics?
     
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    It is your call really. They do multiply rapidly so chances are you will end up with multitudes in a short space of time. You can always harvest them and give them to someone with a harlequin shrimp.

    Your other pic with the snail with white spots still looks like a stomatella, really nice guys to have, like the others have said.

    I am assuming your last pic with the ricordias also have asterinas in it?
     
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    You can leave all in.:)
     
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    Thanks guys. :thumbup:
     
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