Urgent Is this a bad creature or leave it

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  1. jaymostella

    jaymostella Skunk Shrimp

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    I am looking at the tank tonight and notice this thing.. My wife and I think it's a snail without its shell but not sure and not sure if I should remove it while I know where it is and can catch it... It's all black... Any advice is appreciated.. [​IMG]
     
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  3. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    touch it. It it has a shell Google "black stomatella"
     
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  4. jaymostella

    jaymostella Skunk Shrimp

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    It's not in a place I can actually get to but right now.. It's up in so zoa's... From the pics when searched stomatella it looks just like it... Is it eating the zoa's? Quick info I read on them said they were harmless and good
     
  5. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    ive never heard them eating zoas
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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  7. scadsobees

    scadsobees Fire Shrimp

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    I'd guess stomatella too, but make sure that it isn't a flatworm, there are black flatworms and it is a bit hard to tell from the picture.
     
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  9. jaymostella

    jaymostella Skunk Shrimp

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    Do flat worms get that big? It's the diameter of a nickel and about 1/2" thick.. We thought it was snail without shell but really looks like the stomella pics.. Just wish it hadn't camped out in the Zoas so long as that made me uneasy
     
  10. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    looks like a flatworm to me, but agreed hard to tell in the pic. could be a stomatella

    I've had one (flatworm) in my tank for years - have only seen it twice since 2008.

    As far as I know, it has not caused any problems. I have a pic of one in my rock work somewhere on 3reef. Really depends on the exact species.

    I'd only worry about it if you know its eating zoas or something.
     
  11. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    my flatworm, the last I seen it, was about 2 x 3 inches. can have a real irregular shape.
     
  12. Nuebie

    Nuebie Peppermint Shrimp

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    I have 2 brown stomatella (that ive seen at the same time) maybe have more, and they are cool! A great add to the cuc in my opinion