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Old 02-25-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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Live rock hitch hiker

anyone ever get muscles in their live rock? I recently purchased a rock with many polyps on it. I also noticed a muscle attached to it. I figured it was just the shell and there wasn't any life in it. Once I got it home and acclimated the rock, I placed it in the DT. After about 20 minutes, I noticed it was open. I payed close attention to it for about 20 more minutes and noticed it snapped closed whenever a fish would pass closely. It's alive! I am shocked. I never would have known for them to survive in an aquarium environment. Does anyone know how to care for these things? Its pretty cool and I would like to see it live.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:54 PM   #2
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Take a picture of it and post it up. i think i know what you are talking about and if my assumption is correct... they are filter feeders so you don't have to worry about them.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:48 AM   #3
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This is what I'm talking about. Isn't it a muscle?
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:55 AM   #4
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So strang the zoas are actually growing on top of its shell
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:56 AM   #5
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Clam? I duno lol
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:24 AM   #6
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I have about three of them in mine. I just leave them be and I don't do anything other than normal tank duties for them and they've been alive for about a year or so. Not sure on the proper names for them, though.
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does anyone know what it is for sure? is it a muscle or like tanner said, a clam?
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:46 PM   #8
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I'd be guessing more a muscle than a clam.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #9
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This is what I'm talking about. Isn't it a muscle?
I'm not sure what that is, just call it a mollusk cause that's what it is for certain. BTW that's wicked cool!!!!
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:48 PM   #10
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Its a saltwater mussel I have 3 in my tank that came on my live rock cool part is they are all together and most times when one snaps shut they all do lol
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