Snail with clam on it

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  1. rcmike

    rcmike Well-Known Member MTRCMember

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    Have you ever seen a snail with a clam growing on the shell? I ordered some astrea snails the other day and noticed this guy on the glass today.
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  2. DSC reef

    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Very cool. It's a hitchhiker bivalve/oyster
     
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    Nice! Thanks for sharing
     
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    thats really coll
     
  5. Brad Miller

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    Nice pic,
    Thanks for sharing that
     
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    Mike, Only you would end up with something like that lol. I am jealous.
     
  7. Timothy McMeans

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    Make that 2
     
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    So awesome!!!
     
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  9. rcmike

    rcmike Well-Known Member MTRCMember

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    Yeah. I always end up with weird things. It may be common but it’s the first one I’ve seen like that.
     
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    Vahanyos Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I have one too! That's awesome! I saw it at my LFS one day and I had to have it

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  11. mdbannister

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    Awesome!!
     
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    Idoc Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    That is crazy! Now that's a snail that deserves its own name in the tank!
     
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    neilp2006 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Yeah- I do. Although I think the snail is technical the hitchhiker since the bivalve is so freaking big.

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    That is really cool!
     
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    MyReefRobbedMe Active Member Delaware Reef Club

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    That’s a Super CUC snail , cleans the glass and any algae that floats off gets sucked in and cleaned LOL
    On side note I have a clam that a hairy mushroom has attached too . Any thoughts on got to separate w/o harming the clam
     
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    neilp2006 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I used to have one that grew his own green hair algae and would contort around and eat it off his own back. He had a little barnacle too

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