Weird looking shrimp

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  1. FoundNemo

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    Howdy please help, noticed this little guy hanging around in my clam

    Sorry for the chappy pic tried to zoom as much as a could

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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    That's a commensal shrimp, they live in harmony with the clam. Nothing to worry about. Not sure what they are called though, have a google for commensal clam shrimp or something like that, you should find a bit of info and pics to ID it. :)
     
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    Thanks got some info on them seems to be a good thing. Thx viper
     
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    Often live in harmony with Pin cushion starish and some carpet anemones.
     
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    He is quite cool to watch, working on the clam, non the less got a fright when I initially saw him
     
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    SCORE!!!!!!
     
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