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Krilla

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There is a bulge on this astrea snail that looks to be attached pretty solid if not part of the shell. My question is what’s living inside? I see a worm like appendage sticking in and out with a line of mucus like material strung out of it. Should I do something or let it be?

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Vermatid Snail. If not already present in the tank you could super glue the opening to kill it. Otherwise if the system already has vermatid snails then just leave it.
 

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Carefully try to remove at the base of structure with a needle nose pliers to fully get rid of it
 

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