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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) )

hitchhiker ID please


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    RedfordReefer - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default hitchhiker ID please

    Some unknown mollusk. It was stuck to my overflow, I moved it into the sump where it crawled over three baffles into my skimmer area.

    hiker1 - hitchhiker ID please
    hiker2 - hitchhiker ID please

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    Looks like a tiger cowrie snail, to me. Google tiger cowrie- and let me kniow what ya think.

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    RedfordReefer - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    It's "fuzzy." I don't think it's a snail. I think it's a clam or oyster of some sort.

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    iyachtuxivm - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Its some kind of boring clam. (as in rock boring) I dont know the name but I have a couple in my system too. Most of us do we just dont see them much they are usually in the rock. I was told they are not bad but could bore into a coral, not likely though.

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    medwards - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Ive got a few in my tank. Not sure what you call them but i call them clams. Still have one that i know of, my wrasse took care of the other two. The one I have left has been on the same rock for over a year now. I was told they actually help filter the water, so I left mine. Hasnt hurt anything.

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    i find there shells from time to time i think my hermits are eating them when they can but i dont know if there actualy alive in my system anymore

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    ReeferRob - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Won't harm a thing, toss it back in! Filter feeder.
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
    "If it's gonna be that kinda party, Ima stick my ........ in the mashed potatoes!"-Beastie Boys

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    RedfordReefer - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I set him on the sand in my DT about a week ago. Woke up the next morning and he was nowhere to be found. He's chillin in the back somewhere, under a rock. Doing his part to keep my water clean.

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