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I saw a snail out for a midnight cruise on my live rock that had a very flat, brown shell, two antennae, and what looked liked worms wriggling around after the shell into the water. The shell was 3/4" long, 1/8" wide and looked so thin as to almost not exist. What is this little guy?


This is most likely a Stomatella varia. It is a small reef-safe herbivore. A nice grazer that will reproduce readily and will consume diatoms with gusto.

from: http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/pages/main_pages/faq_rock2.htm


I just had somewhat of an outbreak of these guys, one of the best things to ever happen to my tank. They are voracious and the tank has never looked cleaner. I am going to move a few into my office nano.

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