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    Nudi ID Please

    Does anyone know what type od Nudi this is?

    It must of took a ride with the new rock... it has a very small white line on its back...



    Thanks in advance.

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    I touched its back and it has a white shell and its skin can cover or expose it... very kewl looking... hope it a good nudi(I doubt it) cause it looks very kewl.

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    From my experience of seeing it in others tanks, it isn't a nudi. It's a type of Chiton and it can get to over 1" long and wide!! Have you tried to knock it off the glass or rock? If you don't do it in the first shot by surprise, don't bother trying again because these suckers must use electromagnetism to hold on!! For what it's worth, usually they are calm, but Matt had some that ate a bunch of his corals. He's since gotten rid of them.

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    Yup... if it has a shell with skin overlapping, it's definately a chiton. I agree wholeheartedly with Greg's assessment.

    Normally, reefsafe.
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    Vince, The word "normally" has to be used with caution about these guys. Matt found them eating and ruining his Pocillipora or one of the similar type corals ( can't remember right now), and Marc ( Peluche) also often had them on his Pocillipora with noticeable damage. I also used to think they were safe, but now I would take them out if I ever found any.

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    I took him out and have him in a bag... if anyone wants him let me know and we can arrange a pickup.

    Thanks Greg and Vince!

    IJO

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    I have a couple in my tank but haven't seen them in ages....

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

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    I've had them their called elephant slugs good for the reef; algae grazers also called shield slugs, duckbill limpet.
    scientific name Scutus antipodes

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    thanks nigel...

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    Hey Ivan,
    I don't think mouse6196's photo and yours is the same thing, but I do know that the animal in your photo is the same beasty that had a feasty (as Greg pointed out) on some of my pocillopora and related corals-stylophora and seriatopora. I would NOT consider them safe in an sps tank. Softy tank, no problem. I had them living in a frag growout sump for years and never had a problem until I added some of the corals mentioned above. They are pretty cool and I think will reproduce in captivity.
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