What's this????

Discussion in 'More Saltwater Aquarium Topics' started by charlie300, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. c

    charlie300 New Member Member

    Just seen this in the tank and wondered what it is? Some sort of snail I think but has an oval flat shell . [​IMG][​IMG]Any ideas?
  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Bumping this up for you
  3. Shea Loner

    Shea Loner Valued Member Member

    I dont have any experience with saltwater aquariums, but the first thing that comes to mind would be some sort of mollusk.
  4. V

    VickyB New Member Member

    Does it move around or stay in one place on the rock?
  5. OP

    charlie300 New Member Member

    Moves around
  6. V

    VickyB New Member Member

    Hard to tell with the angle that it is at, but do you think it might be a limpet of some sort? Limpets typically have a blunt point at the top of their shell with a tiny hole - does this match?
  7. OP

    charlie300 New Member Member

    Possibly Vicky. if it is, is it good to have in the tank ?
  8. V

    VickyB New Member Member

    From what I remember reading on them they are considered pests because they are known to sometimes eat corals. It was probably a hitchhiker on one of your rocks. If you don't have coral in your tank you could leave it in because they are mainly algae eaters. My knowledge about limpets is pretty general so I am not sure if this is different for different species, but my guess is if you haven't seen it doing anything harmful yet it is probably okay!
  9. SamTheFishGuy

    SamTheFishGuy Valued Member Member

    Any updates?
  10. J

    JimTheFishGuy Well Known Member Member

    That's a stomatella snail. They're good algae/detritus eaters.

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