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Identification: Freshwater Mussels

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All of them. The Glochidia are very small 20 to 100um depending on species sometimes there will be thousands of them attached to the gills of a fish. Millions of them released in a single spawn from a large mussel, not something you would put several of in your tank you would think.

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All of them. The Glochidia are very small 20 to 100um depending on species sometimes there will be thousands of them attached to the gills of a fish. Millions of them released in a single spawn from a large mussel, not something you would put several of in your tank you would think.

Yeah I have netted a few over the years and always knew about this anti-social side to their lifestyles. That is the reason I have always thrown them back.

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