Over 15 years of reef keeping and I’m clueless??

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Any Ideas what this guy is? It’s exploring my cabbage leather in the pic, wondering if I need to get him out of the tank.

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Any Ideas what this guy is? It’s exploring my cabbage leather in the pic, wondering if I need to get him out of the tank.

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Might be a cowrie, what you see in the pic is his mantle over his smooth shell.
Good guys for sure.
 

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Id pull it out before you never see it again until you can id it. Does it have a hard shell, and how does it move around? Judging by the pic alone it looks like a small cowrie or chiton
 
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Well, if that's what I think it is then you sir are a lucky guy. The flesh makes me think money cowrie. They are unusual in the trade, much more expensive than other snails, and my personal favorite. Excellent lawnmowers!
Let’s hope so. Lol. Usually if I don’t have bad luck I don’t have any!
 
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Id pull it out before you never see it again until you can id it. Does it have a hard shell, and how does it move around? Judging by the pic alone it looks like a small cowrie or chiton
I haven’t poked at it yet it moves like a snail or stomatella does
 
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Thanks Y’all!

I’m convinced it is a money cowrie after your comments & googling.

Stumped as to how it ended up in the tank and it goes to show, “ You don’t know what you don’t know “

I’m not ashamed to admit it! Lol

Thanks Again!
 

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