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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Small Shell Stuck Inside of Snail

No idea how this happened, but I woke up this morning and my largest saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image snail had what looks like to be a small scallop stuck inside of it. I wasn't sure if it was some weird way they lay eggs or it just got stuck. Funny thing is it's stuck in what looks like the anus. I doubt he could have passed that whole thing and lived, so I have no idea how it got stuck inside of him. Anyone have any ideas or similar situations? Will he live, or is he dead? I'll add some photos for clarity. Thank You for your interest and support.








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Re: Small Shell Stuck Inside of Snail

Nevermind, I am an idiot. Turns out that is a part of him that you don't normally see since it is up inside his shell. He was just turned on his back and couldn't get up. I nudged him to a live rock, and he is crawling all over the tank again!
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Re: Small Shell Stuck Inside of Snail

Thats his trap door. Closes him in his shell to hide from enemys when spooked or knocked over.

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Re: Small Shell Stuck Inside of Snail

Called the "Operculum".
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