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dustinc89
03/27/2017, 09:23 PM
Notice my clam hasn't been opening as much as lately and upon further investigation I noticed this... Some type of mollusk?
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jda
03/28/2017, 05:52 PM
I don't know, but I would get it off. Blue Squammys are the holy grail and I would do nearly anything for one.

dustinc89
03/29/2017, 11:54 PM
I am having a hard time removing it, it seems integrated into its shell.. and it's not the only one, I noticed two more lower down

jda
03/31/2017, 06:52 PM
At least kill it so that the clam can grow new shell over it.

elescher
03/31/2017, 07:14 PM
Why on Earth would you kill that? Awesome!

dustinc89
03/31/2017, 09:36 PM
Anyone have experience killing these things?

smokinreefer
04/05/2017, 10:55 PM
It's most likely a small oyster. If you really want to kill it, just stab it. Or snap one half of the shell off.

Stabbing it being the easier method.

SantaMonica
04/08/2017, 10:19 PM
Just let it develop.