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Anonymous

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We found this on our Florida rock. He seems to like algae and I have grown very fond of him
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He has antennae underneath and moves around like a slug/snail. He is the size of an elongated quarter and seems very docile. I have looked for weeks to find out what this is but have not been successful. If anyone knows what he is please let me know.
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Anonymous

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I believe it is a mushroom.
I would love to find one that color, where
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Anonymous

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That was my first reaction, too, reeflover. However, mushrooms don't have antennae, don't move around like a snail/slug and don't really care all that much for algae.
Like you said, though, it shore is purdy!

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Anonymous

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He came with the Florida rock we got. At first I thought it was some kinda coral or sponge, but he started to travel around the aquarium. I love it what ever it is, and I have named him Apollo.
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He seems to be doing fine after a month in the tank. I would like to know what he is so I can make sure he get the nutrients that he needs. This is my first salt tank and I am pretty much clueless on much of the stuff that is popping up. I was apprehensive about getting a salt tank, but it has been the neatest thing I have ever owned
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I hope someone can identify him, it would be cool to know what he is. I will try to send some more pics, but I am trying to find a way to make them smaller so I dont take up everyones entire screen
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DEADFISH1

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I think that's a nudibranch, don't no what species it is but I have one that looks just like that but only black in color.
 
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Anonymous

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I agree with DEADFISH. I'd keep it, but keep and eye on it. They aren't famous for being nice to expensive corals.

Ty

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sammy stingray

Experienced Reefer
I believe it is a type of limpet, it just has a large skirt. Very beautiful. BTW I'll trade you a yellow one for one of those!
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ging

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Sammy, Nice offer, but I am really attached to him
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I have already taken about a dozen pictures of him and using them as my backgroud on my laptop
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Thanks for the info, I will do some investigating on Limpets
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sammy stingray

Experienced Reefer
Just so you know, this is a guess. I have something almost identical except yellow. I base my guess on my specimen due to the body shape seen through "skirt" and mine has a syphon tube on top exactly like my other limpets. I will look around also, and maybe you or I or anyone else can figure out what it is. Whatever it is, mine hasn't hurt anything to date.....about a year and a half. I have three.
 

ging

Advanced Reefer
I sent a email to Michael my reef tank guru and he sent along to his college professor. He said it was "fleshy keyhole limpet" in the genus Lucapina or Lucapinella from the Tampa area. After looking for it on the Web, there is not much info on them. But I do know what it is.
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Thanks for your help and Happy Reefing
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