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    Purple Chiton ID

    Here's a pic of a bright purple chiton that I have been seeing lately. Anyone familiar with this type.
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    I have many chitons in my tank and they are all differnt colors. I have never seen a purple one though. Very nice!

    Colby
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    While I too have never seen a purple one ( you sure you didn't get a "dyed" chiton on a dyed coral?!!: ). I'll bet you it's safe though and probably that color to camouflage into the coralline algae that it probably eats.

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    Dyed Chiton?

    Thanks Colby,

    I am hoping that there are a couple in there so I get more.

    Toutouche,

    It came on a rock with a Xenia that I got from Ivan, don't know how long dyed chitons stay dyed for.
    HermitCrab

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    wow looks kewl hope you get more
    Craig

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    I was joking about it being dyed possibly because it hitch hiked on a dyed coral.., just bugging ya. Maybe it eats Xenia because often Xenia can be pinkish/flesh toned such as in your pic.

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