Purple roly poly creature 6/7/18
Found this hitchhiker while I was aquascaping. It is less than a quarter of an
inch and resembles a roly poly bug.
<Ah yes, this is a mollusk of the class Polyplacophora, commonly known as Chiton
or sea cradle, they have shells made up of eight overlapping calcareous valves;
usually found on every environment, pose no threat to other aquarium inhabitants
as they are algae eaters, always crawling over the glass or rockwork grazing for
film algae and diatoms, so they can be use as part of the clean up crew.>
What I found most remarkable was his extremely bright purple color—like neon
bright kind of purple! I let him be in the tank. Figured I’d share, just in case
you haven’t come across this before, although you probably have lol.
<Thanks for sharing>
Sincerely, Dani Conner