Weird worm/slug and eggs??!!

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  1. DevzZz

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    I bought new live rock a week ago and introduced it into the tank. I went up to my tank this evening and noticed this worm/slug on my live rock that was moving faster than my turbo snail. I did not know what it was. Couldnt get a picture because it moved into a rock. It had a hairy body that almost looks like it was connected to a grey like head. It moved like a slug? Everywhere it goes I have noticed it seems to have laid tiny white round eggs. Has anyone experienced this in their aquarium and if so could you give me any info so I know whether to take action to remove it or not.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. ChrisRaubs

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    It could be bristle worm, but you need to get a pic to be sure @belindamotion is the google guru.
     
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    Not sure hey...

    does not sound like a bristle... could be wrong though///:blush:
     
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    Are you refering to my "Guru Status"..:p...:005:...

    I'm honestly not sure what it is...sounds like it could be a CHITON..or a STOMATELLA VARIA...but I could be TOTALLY wrong..(as I've never had them and don't know their "behaviour"..)..... "Google Guru" is exactly what it says....if you show me what it looks like....I'll find it...:blush:..:lol: Best I can do at the moment is give some Site's with "common hitchhikers" and "Snails/Slugs" and maybe you can spot it...if not...even a blurry pic is better than non...:p..;)
    http://www.ultimatereef.net/info/iddb/snails.php
    http://www.worldwidereefers.com/forums/showthread.php?4768-Hitchhiker-id-guide
    http://www.chucksaddiction.com/Hitchsnails.html
    http://www.chucksaddiction.com/hitchodds.html
    http://www.reeflex.net/kategorie/139.html
    http://www.reeflex.net/kategorie/140.html
     
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    Haha,,,, Never :lol:
     
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    ..I'm watching you...:tt2:..
     
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    Due to the description of slug and the eggs, i would suggest a Stomatella snail.

    But without more information, link length, overall shape, did it had hair like things... etc.
    It is difficult to make an identification.
     
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    I would also have to say from the description that it could possibly be a Stomatella snail I have had 2 hitch hike on live rock and they are super fast but mostly come out at night. Basically a free cleanup crew addition:)
     
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