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  1. Tobes

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    What is this flat thing? Saw it in my sump.

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    Dont know which one you looking at but looks like bristle worm and flat worm to me.
     
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    Is it not a chiton? Difficult to say from the pics, really need some better pics
     
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    Chiton. They cool. You may gear down and take a breath now:)
     
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    I'm looking at the yellowish one, I know the reddish one is a bristle worm. Was a bit far in the refugium, hence the bad pic.
     
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    What do they do? Or what are their purpose? Poisonous?
     
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    Good guys, herbivore and nice to have. Leave it b. Not poisonous

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    Hi Tobes - Neil is 100% correct! Did you perhaps get this critter somewhere off the rocks? Did you collect natural sea sand perhaps that it came in on? Or perhaps get some rock out of a rock pool? It would have been a hitch-hiker on any one of these things....
     
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    Howzit Jacques, No to all your questions. I only have the LR in my new tank that I had for the last 2 years - and when I moved over to the new tank 5 months ago I bought aragonite for the substrate. Just bought fish and corals since then. He probably grew in the rock somewhere and was in hiding when he was still small.
     
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    Looks like a chiton to me too. Some bristle worms in there too...
     
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