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    Question strange snails

    I think I asked this question already but refresh my memory.
    I have these snails that only come out at night,they look like a slug long and slender,they have a small shell on there back[like a finger nail] with a few hairs surrounding the shell. They move quick and are definatly cleaning the rock and glass. I haven't seen them on any corals and they started from 1 and now I see around 20! They work quick on the algea film. What the hell are they and does anyone have a pic/link? I might never need to buy another snail with these guys!

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    Limpet maybe?
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    Might be a stomatella - try this link

    http://www.reefcorner.com/SpecimenSh...ella_varia.htm

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    Talking thanks guys

    Stomatella it is! I'm suprised these aren't sold ? I never see them listed but my god they clean fast and breed! I'd take these over astreas any day or even turbos.

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    stomatella For sure..

    I just had a break out of them.. had about 50 of them.. but they seem to die fast... not sure why?

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    Stometella....definately....
    The only thing two reef keepers will agree on, is what the third reef keeper is doing wrong!

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