Little black snail thingy thing something

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  1. goodisor

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    Could someone please tell me what this is and if it should be in my tank or not.Thanks
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    It looks like a stomatella snail - more like a slug with a finger nail on it's back, but a snail none the less, 99% good guys, harmless detrivore and very handy freebie, but i have heard the dark coloured ones can nibble on corals, but give it the benifit of the doubt.
     
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    Thanks Wee-Man. I'll let him be then [​IMG]







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    I have a funny story about one of these I had in my tank... I was trying to get it off a rock so I could move it to another tank and it dropped it's "tail" (like a lizard) and it stuck to me. At the time I was unaware of this survival mechanism and I started screaming like a little girl because I couldn't get it off me! lol
     
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    Hi Sihaya, nice to see you, that must have been funny (afterwards) i had no idea they did that:)
     
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    Hey Sihaya. [​IMG]So what happened after that,did it grow another one or what?







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    I do think they grow back... just takes awhile. :)
     
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    Happened to me as well, a couple of times :p

    When I cleaned my sump or refugium I removed them from the glass and some of them shed their tail and it also stuck to my finger :)
     
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