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    Please help identify!

    Found a good sized critter on my 8 inch clam and wonder if it is a good guy or a bad one. Seems to be just cleaning the shell. Any ideas?
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    Chitons are grazing herbivores, found in all parts of the world. They range in size from the huge Californian Cryptochiton stelleri, which grows to 300mm in length, to some that never grow more than a few millimeters in length.


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    Its like the second one down it looks like they are good
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    Nice size clam!

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    Thought he looked like a good guy but wasn't sure. This is such a beautifuy clam That I would hate to loose him.
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    Polyplacophora Chiton he is. I will call him my Poly.

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    Poly want some algae LOL Im sure someone else with more exp will give you some more input today to
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    I have a lot of chitons in my Coldwater tank they eat tons of algae. Very beneficial critters

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyDog2 View Post
    Thought he looked like a good guy but wasn't sure. This is such a beautifuy clam That I would hate to loose him.
    Wow,that is a beautiful clam! I don't blame you for being concerned.

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    Looks a chiton.........
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    Very cool, keeps the clam looking clean and sharp
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