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  1. fris5

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    Hey.

    My girlfriend found this in her tank to night. i haven't seen it so cant comment.
    Please could someone tell me what it is and if its good or bad.

    Thanks 51748fcdf1a1c092.jpg
     
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    Hi Fris5 - any clues? does it move? is that a shell/legs/mouth etc, perhaps a clearer pic would help.
     
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    yes it moves like a slug.. its white underneath and has a mouth underneath and u can c it actuali licking the glass.. then on top its rounded.. its a greeny colour with like light blue lines and has tentical things all over its top.. and wen theres disturbance in the water its back opens up like a lady bug opens its wings and its white with 2brown lines on either side.. Sorry about the pic.
     
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    Does it have a type of a flat shell with a white line on it?
     
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    sounds like a type of shield limpet or chiton, more than likely harmless (reefwise) have a little google.
     
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    Not too sure on the exact name but i've got 3 in my tank and they're absolutely reef safe..
     
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    Hi Jaak, any chance you could try and get a decent pic?
     
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    If he says it looks like the back opens like a ladybird opens its wings, could it not be a small/baby cowry(cowrie?) of some sorts? They got that manle that they pull over their shell from the sides. Let's hear what the other guys think ;)
     
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    Hey Mike, I went to go look now and I can't see them anywhere. I'll post a pic as soon as I see them.:)
     
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    I know them as shield limpets, but we do live on different continents:lol:
     
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    Yeah, everything works as it should over there 0002014C.gif

    I'll go check what different names they give in my book - didn't know that :p









     
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    Looks like a Sea Hare
     
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    Could be, i did ask if it had a shell, but no reply as yet.
     

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