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  1. malooda

    malooda

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    hi

    found this guy in the tank.
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    thanks
     
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  3. Achilles

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    Looks like a chiton of some kind
     
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    is a chiton harmful/dangerous to the tank?

    here some pics when the lights when out, this guy is pretty long and ugly. its almost as if his been burnt.



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  5. Achilles

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    They are generally algae eaters, they like rock tidal zones so often dont live too long in the aquarium., your specimen is from the family Acanthochitonidae which houses the larger more elongated chitons up to 15 cm, they like very strong water movement being found in surge zones.I would say it is not harmful and you should enjoy it as a interesting hitchhiker.
     
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    @Achilles thanks alot. I was very worried, had it been something that had to be removed I would have had a mission as the rock its hiding in, is at the bottom of the tank.
     
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    ugly??? i think he's pretty and a very intresting fella to have in the tank, wish i had something like that
     
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    They are strange things look sort of prehistoric I have got quite a few in my tank, they don't do harm.
     
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    @crispin maybe ugly is the wrong word :) maybe scary

    @Mc. They do or don't harm
     
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    Sorry typo I meant don't.
     
  11. SteveZi

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    This "Thing" almost looks like some type of flatworm - the pattern mimics the shell of a chiton?
    Malooda, is it soft? or does it have a shell?
     
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    the things we find in our tanks...
     
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    +1 !
    Cryptoplax sp. with reduced/hidden plates
     
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    Chitons are awesome. Whatcha gonna name him?
     
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