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Stevej72

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Not all limpets have holes. Go to this page and click on the "thumbnail" option for each taxon to see some pics of various limpet shells. (Nowhere near all species are pictured, however).

 

http://www.gastropods.com/Taxon_pages/Supe...LOTTIOIDEA.html

 

See also these pages:

 

http://www.gastropods.com/Taxon_pages/Supe...ACELLOIDEA.html

http://www.gastropods.com/Taxon_pages/Supe...ACELLOIDEA.html

 

--Diane

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Not all limpets have holes. Go to this page and click on the "thumbnail" option for each taxon to see some pics of various limpet shells. (Nowhere near all species are pictured, however).

 

http://www.gastropods.com/Taxon_pages/Supe...LOTTIOIDEA.html

 

See also these pages:

 

http://www.gastropods.com/Taxon_pages/Supe...ACELLOIDEA.html

http://www.gastropods.com/Taxon_pages/Supe...ACELLOIDEA.html

 

--Diane

 

Ok. it is a limpet I have maybe 20 - 30 + in my 24g NC are they good or bad to have?

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Well, there's some general info about limpets in this article:

 

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-06/rs/index.php

 

I'm sure you can find a lot more by searching this (nano-reef) and other sites. If you are unable to identify your species (which is likely) you may have to end up relying on your own observations of its behavior (eating preferences) and your tank "philosophy"--i.e., are you a "better safe than sorry" type or a "wait and see, give it the benefit of the doubt" type? :)

 

--Diane

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Well, there's some general info about limpets in this article:

 

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-06/rs/index.php

 

I'm sure you can find a lot more by searching this (nano-reef) and other sites. If you are unable to identify your species (which is likely) you may have to end up relying on your own observations of its behavior (eating preferences) and your tank "philosophy"--i.e., are you a "better safe than sorry" type or a "wait and see, give it the benefit of the doubt" type? :)

 

--Diane

 

wait and see, its there for a reason and they look cool

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Oh, what beautiful pictures! Thanks for the link--I collect them.

 

(BTW, I'm a wait and see type, too. Unless it's Aiptasia!)

 

--Diane

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