ID please. (slug)

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  1. Munky82

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    how long is it?

    looks like a flatworm
     
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    while moving it is +- 60/80mm long
     
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    Kill it!
     
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    If it looks weird and you dont know what it is then killkanga
    Because the next time you see it may be too late
     
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    Hmm... hope i can find it again.
     
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    Blood thirsty lot !!

    get an ID before killing it please !! i have no idea what it is .....
     
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    Almost thought you ment the slugs' blood thirsty.
    Who is our resident slug expert ?
     
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    lol I just noticed that you've got a grim reaper as your avatar. ;)
     
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    I am the reaper !!! :tt2:

    i do my best to stick up for the ones who have no voice ;)
     
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    Looks like a polyclad flatworm:

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    polyclad flatworm - Google Search

    I've had a few in my old tank. Basically harmless detrivores IIRC. I come down one night to find one had wrapped itself around a prawn head I had left for the fish to pick at. Very creepy looking things, but cool. When I tore down my tank, I discovered another smaller one, so there may have been a breeding population.
     
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    I read somewhere these flatforms aren't clam safe?
     
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    If that is indeed the case , i might have a problem.
     
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    I also think it's a polyclad flatworm. There's probably no sure way to know what it eats. It could be a harmless detrivore, or it could be predatory. If it's predatory, it might be very picky about what it eats and if it doesn't find what it eats in your tank, it will die. If it were me, I'd just leave it alone... on the theory that if it's predatory, I'll see it parked somewhere, eating its prey (and then remove it). If it's a scavanger, it will be always moving around, scavaging.
     
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