Sand Thingy

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    Hi All

    I found this little thing Anybody have any idiea what this is?
     

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    Hey guys, I am having problems attaching pics, I managed to add the photo in a word doc, can anyone tell me what this is?
     
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    its a chiton. God thing to have in your tank.
     
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    oh, so how big do they grow?
     
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    Depends on the species. Some stay small (1-2cm), but generally get to about 5cm. Would need a pic of the top of yours t obe able to detemine species and thus size it will get too.
    Heres a pic i came across a while back -Cryptochiton stelleri....

    [​IMG]
     
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    cool,what do they do in a tank,where do one find them,what do they eat?
     
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    they closely related to snails and eat algae. They come in as hitchhikers or you can find them in rockpools. They not the most active creatures and spend most of their time under rocks or buried in the sand.
     
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    Chitons are cool :thumbup:
     
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    As cool as they look, are they hurmfull in anyway?

    I must say some of the pics I saw are pretty cool though:thumbup:
     
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    nope.
     
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    VERY COOL.
    We have some very pretty species here in South Africa, check out the rock pools at the Tsitsikama Nature reserve.:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Apologies for the late reply, but thanks for all the replies, I havent seen him for quite a while now, he must be :lol: somewhere in the sand.
     
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