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What type of fish is in the middle of CaptiveReefs (top left corner of page...hint it is the main character in Finding Nemo) )

Clam, Abalone, Alien?


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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Clam, Abalone, Alien?

    I have this in my 75g tank. I got this along with some other live rock recently purchased from an LFS. I really thought it was a dead oyster or something...and that corals had grown on its back. There were a plethora of small feather dusters, so I thought it would be cool in my tank. ...until it unhinged itself in my hand. That was a bit unexpected to say the least.

    Let me know what you think. I'm leaning toward abalone...or alien. Overall, it is about the size of my fist -- that includes the coral.

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    I vote Alien!!
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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Macro shot of the inside of the shell... best and closest I can get with my PointNShoot that is 10 yrs old.

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    Some kind of clam or mussel.....definitely not an abalone as they only have a half shell.
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    i told you it was alive!!! it is an oyster!!!

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    I thought you meant the stuff on the outside. LOL It has some beautiful feather dusters on it! hahaha
    Do I need to do anything special with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefishgirl View Post
    I thought you meant the stuff on the outside. LOL It has some beautiful feather dusters on it! hahaha
    Do I need to do anything special with it?
    hot sauce!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlitofish View Post
    hot sauce!
    I'm allergic to shell fish. LOL

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    Since I was right I.D.ing it I GET THE PEARL!!!
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    It sure ain't pretty!

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