Something amazing

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by ZeroCool, 5 Aug 2009.

  1. ZeroCool

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    Hi there everyone ...

    So, last night i did some water tests, cleaned the inside of the tank etc (removing algae on the glass), and then i saw a very small snail without any "home" on its back.

    It was amazing.

    Question, must i get shells into tank for him to find a suitable home ?

    Zerocool
     
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  3. LRS

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    Could be a nudibranch? Does it look like a slug?If it is then it won't need any shells!
     
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    no its probably a nudibranch or a sea hare(they dont have or need shells)....no need for shells lol snails grow their own bro...post some pictures of it so we can identify if its a good or bad guy...;)
     
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    A slug or nudi of sorts
     
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    ZeroCool post a pic then the guys can tell you exactly what it is...
     
  7. Warr7207

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    Also could be Stomatella, they are shell-less snails.

    Shelled Snails don't exist without their shells
     
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    you get a snail, without shell, that is a slug

    You get a shell, without snail, that is dead.
    If it moves, its a hermit. :)
     
  9. ZeroCool

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    hell, this was a funny statement !
     
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  11. ZeroCool

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    well, it was about 5mm in across... with snail like anetenna's ... it moved like one too ...

    hope that thing is coral friendly ! i am not unpacking my system to find it to remove it !

    I already did it once ... and it wasn't very fun. Trying to catch damsels ! lol
     
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    good morning guys, here is the pic as promised.

    [​IMG]
    Secondly, what is the following. It open as closes if someone walks by etc. It doesn't move around at all, and it is stationary at one spot the whole time.

    What is this ?
    [​IMG]
     
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    I am with Warr on this, Stomatella
     
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    second one is some form of bivalve, a mussel or clam
     
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    thanks mnd123 ... now, seconly, i assume "Stomatella's" are reef safe ... correct ?
     
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    Yep - nice addition to have, algae grazers
     
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    Hey thanks a lot for taking a pic Zerocool!! I have been wanting to find out what that little monsta in my tank is for months now and could never take a pic as he only comes out at night and didnt think i could explain what it was I was looking at. :thumbup:
     
  18. ZeroCool

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    the nice thing about this hobby is, the more and more you sit and watch, the more and more you notice things. Jip, this is the second time in 2 weeks what i actually see it.

    glad to see i have a mussle / clam as well !
     
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    ZeroCool thanks for sharing that pics with us...
     
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    Since you got some corals from me, I'd say it was 99% a stomatella. Looking at the pic it's definitely a stomatella.
     
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    I see you've become an addict...;)
     
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