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The strange creature that comes out at night

Discussion in 'General (Hobby Related)' started by RobynT, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. RobynT

    RobynT Inactive User

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    I found this guy in my tank several months back and while it freaked me out at first, I found out he is totally harmless.  He has gotten pretty large and I know which rock he lives in and I don't bother it.  I don't have any current pictures (he only comes out at night) but here are a few that my husband took when we first discovered and stalked him!
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    It is a crytoplax chiton if you are interested
     
  2. Guest

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    wow... that is a crazy little creature. i have never seen one of those before! do they eat any algeas or do anything helpful?
     
  3. RobynT

    RobynT Inactive User

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    From what I read they like coraline but I never really see big patches missing or anything.  He does not like a flashlight though.
     
  4. Guest

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    haha neither harmful nor helpful then! unless of course you dont like coraline
     
  5. Travis

    Travis Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Is it a chiton?
     
  6. RobynT

    RobynT Inactive User

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    Yup it's a chiton (look up under the pix.)   I'm guessing about 4 inches long from what I see under the rock.
     
  7. Travis

    Travis Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Never said I could read... LOL My neighbor had one about that side that was green. They named it Shrek and it never bothered anything.
     
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    BigBlue Inactive User

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    Isn't it crazy all the weird stuff that comes out of your live rock after lights out./site/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/_default/emoticons/blink.gif
     
  9. vvolfe1

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    I wish I had some cool hitchhikers like that.
     
  10. covey

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    I've got quite a few of those in my tank. You should reach in the tank and feel it... Heavily armored little bugger
     
  11. RobynT

    RobynT Inactive User

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    How long are yours Covey?  I try and check out this guy with a flashlight all of the time (after light's out) and it seems to me that he's at least 4 " long.
     
  12. covey

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    1-2" I have quite few they come out during the day now too. I think it had something to do with not having any wrasse or angels any more.

    If I see mine I will try to get macro shot of it
     
  13. covey

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    Here is one of mine I caught 4 of them in the flashlight.
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  14. RobynT

    RobynT Inactive User

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    Cool!  Yours are a bit different than mine but I can see that they are similar in that "armor".
     

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