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I first saw this invertabrate (slug?) about two weeks ago. We had just added about 6 lb of LR and two new corals from a local shop. I had not seen it before. It is white, only comes out at night, and is very fast when the light is turned on. Below are the only pictures that I have been able to get. Any information would be appreciated. Is it something that I need to be worried about with the corals?
 

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Looks like a chiton (or something like it), I can't remember it's actual name. Jenn helped me look one up after we found a few hitchikers on some rock. I think it is harmless, and looks like it is snacking on coralline algae.

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I don't think that it is a chiton. I looked at some pictures on the web, but none of them look like our little guy. The web sites said that they have 8 plates running along the back, but this animal looks like a white slug with just a small hard, white plate in the middle of it's back and a set of antennae and long mouth like a turbo snail. Sorry I couldn't get a better picture, my digital camera just doesn't like to take pictures in the tank.
 

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Looks like a stomatella snail.
 

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Stomatella are good snails to have. They are algae eaters ad reproduce very readily providing planktonic food for the fish and corals. My clowns go nuts when my stomatella spawn.
 

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I concur with Mantis and others - Stomatella sp. of some kind. I've got a few that hitchiked in, in my system - love them!

Jenn
 
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