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WHAT IS THIS ON MY HERMIT?!

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Can anyone tell me what the hell this is on my hermit?! I just spotted it

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Joevember

Limpet? Try to take it off the shell, kinda hard to see clearly.

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hoost

i can't get it off and I'm not sure how to upload the video

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Joevember

Well I don't think anything attached to a hermits' shell can pose any threat to them. Limpets are just a cousin of snails that don't spiral their shells. They're good for your tank's biodiversity and algae control. If it is a limpet it will scoot off the shell when it gets the chance.

Here's some basic shells of limpets. I doubt it's one of these species, but it gives you an idea of what they look like.

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johnmaloney

I can’t see it but if it sounds like a limpet and is permanently on a shell it is likely a slipper shell. They won’t harm anything. 

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hoost

i shoulda done this in the first place..

 

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johnmaloney

Looks like a Slipper Shell also called a Slipper Limpet I am not sure what species. Won’t harm the hermit and will probably stay on the shell. They can move but not much. 

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