Anybody know what this is?

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    defcon235

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    I discovered this behind one of the powerheads in the corner, and i can't figure it out. Any ideas?
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    scratching my head...no clue what that is.
     
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    Just from looking at the bottom of the shell.I'm gonna say its a limpet of some sort.
    Here a good link to all sorts of hitch hikers:http://chucksaddiction.com/
     
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    yea man, its cone shaped and its back is sorta splotchy brown. I'm confused lol.
     
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    Looks like a limpet.
     
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    Can you get a pic of the other side of its shell?
     
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    ill try, my camera isnt as nice as your new one!
    (congrats by the way!)
     
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    Alright, this is about as good as its gonna get unfortunatly.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Definitely a limpet. They are usually harmless algae eaters, but have been known to eat SPS corals too. If you are planning on ever having SPS, you may want to remove it now, while you can.
     
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    i have them breeding in both tanks good algae eaters they mainly stay on glass.
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of sps corals, and i don't have any, but is that all thats at risk? if they go after anything else at all i'm just gonna pull it.
     
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    It shouldn't go after anything else, they are good glass and rock cleaners. I have SPS in my tank, and I wouldn't remove one if I found one, just because it's usually rare that they go after corals.
     
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    i think there a good tank cleaner i keep mine.
     
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    I got SPS and keep my limpets.I think theres just one species that will eat coral aint there?
     
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    Yeah, it's a rare one, but it's hard to tell which is which.
     
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    alright , well thats a relief, i think i'm just gonna leave it then. If anything I'll just keep my eyes peeled for it doing things it shouldn't lol.
     
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