Snail ID needed... Good or Bad?

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    On the weekend I worked on my sump and discovered a lot of these guys...

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    So I don't need to worry about them?
     
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    what is the size? looks really small.
     
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    They are tiny, the biggest one I spot is as big as the size of the back off a bic pen, the rest is even smaller like a grain of rice, but worry's me there is a lot of them if i must guess 50 plus, but I only spotted them in the sump...
     
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    yip, I got them there as well. They like the high flow areas around the skimmer. Will find them in your down pipe as well.

    They are harmless.
     
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    Cool Bananas:yeahdude: Was wondering why only in the first chamber of the sump... that explains it all thanx Riaan
     
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    Keyhole limpet, probably Diodora. They eat algae and/or sponges.
     
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