Name: Chiton

Pest Type: Bugs

Scientific Name:  Loricates, Polyplacophorans, and rarely Polyplacophores.

Treatment: Nearly all chitons are grazing herbivores. They scrape microscopic algae and bacteria off the rocks they are grazing.

Identification: Some are good guys & should be left in your aquarium, others are predatory and should be removed. Identifying the species of Chiton is essential to know if it is reef safe or not, but it is only a very small minority of Chitons that are predatory. You would have to be VERY unlucky to end up with a predatory species in your aquarium