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es355lucille
04-04-2011, 06:23 PM
Pictures show a Cryptoplax Larvaeformis (Chiton), a harmless herbivore. We found this creature just the other night. Very cool little animal. We welcome him into our collection.....now that we know he is good to have. Thought this might be interesting if you have never seen one before. (we never have)

http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/es355lucille/Aquarium%202011/IMG_3827.jpg
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/es355lucille/Aquarium%202011/IMG_3824.jpg

reference for identifcation:
http://www.chucksaddiction.com/Hitchsnails.html

bob the nano
04-04-2011, 08:45 PM
Very Cool...! I love it when hitch hikers turn out to be good!:biggrin:

es355lucille
04-04-2011, 09:23 PM
Me too! I have a few unfavorable ones in my tank as well.....glad this guy is good!

Very Cool...! I love it when hitch hikers turn out to be good!:biggrin:

paddyob
04-04-2011, 09:40 PM
Before a tank crash I had 2 years ago I had a Chiton that was about 3-4". Came out at night.

paddyob
04-04-2011, 09:42 PM
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/es355lucille/Aquarium%202011/IMG_3827.jpg
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu279/es355lucille/Aquarium%202011/IMG_3824.jpg

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By the way... love your coraline!

Mine grows like hair algae! I can't stop it from "painting" the tank purple!