What is this?? Sea Hare?

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  1. mosthated

    mosthated Plankton

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    It is black and white striped and about a inch long, seems to be eating the algae, and only see him at night.. any help on a id for this thing would be great. it has several "polyp" type "things" extruding from its back, some kind of filter feeder? or is it some type of nudibranch? which kind? if it? lol i love new LR.
     

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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    the "Polyp type things on it's back would lead me to believe it is a nudi but I'm sorry it's very hard to tell by the pictures.

    Any chance you could get a pic that is not out of focus.

    J
     
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    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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  5. ziggy222

    ziggy222 Fire Goby

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    seahares are about 4 inches for the small ones with what looks like big ears on its head and 2 holes,one in its top back,and one in its butt.oh and it has a round sucker mouth.
     
  6. aquaboy

    aquaboy Panda Puffer

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    Nudi or Snail?

    Does it look like this?
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    I have this thing in my tank and don't know what it is;D
     
  7. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That looks like a stomatella snail or an abalone. Hard to tell from the angle.
     
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  9. aquaboy

    aquaboy Panda Puffer

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    well are stomatella snails really fast? cause thyis thing is like the mclaren F1 of the sea. no really.. if i try to touch it or grab it the thing zooms away....
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    They're pretty fast for a snail anyhow :)
     
  11. ziggy222

    ziggy222 Fire Goby

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    i can't beleave i did'nt recognize it.i have stometellas breeding in my tank like crazy.thats what it is.