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Freshwater Mussel 5-7cm

Freshwater Mussel 5-7cm
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Freshwater Mussels are bivalves. This means they have two valves (shells) hinged together that are typically closed when you find them.

Mussels have thick shells. Some are oblong-shaped, while others are rounded. They have a muscular foot that they use to burrow into the bottom of rivers. When feeding, a pair of siphons sticks out of the hind edge of the shell, sorting the rubbish from the water flowing into the shell.

Freshwater Mussels live on microscopic animals and plants. They feed and breathe by sucking water through tubes, called siphons, to filter out food particles.

Due to quarantine restrictions, this item cannot be shipped to Western Australia or Tasmania.
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Size 5

Customer Reviews 23 item(s)

Every Tank Must Have These
Sure, they don't do much and may look boring but these beauties are every aquariums cleaner. I've ordered 4 in 2 different orders for my tanks and love them.
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Review by Rebecca / (Posted on 9/12/2015)
These guys are so cool,

I love watching them move around the tank. Great additions to any tropical tank.
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Review by Donald / (Posted on 11/08/2015)
Fantastic Service
Mine arrived alive and OK packing was excellent put them into my Aquaculture tank after 5 mins of acclimatization of water temperature all 6 were grouped together, next morning they had separated, now they are scattered all over the tank, haven't as yet seen them moving as they are in 700 litres of water with 20 Trout fingerlings, I intend to get 6 more to help keep the water nice and clean.

Great very prompt and efficient service.

May try some fish for next tank.
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Review by Fred / (Posted on 10/08/2014)
I bought $300 worth of fish and they all arrived happy and health, not one fatality. I love my fish, watch them for hours.
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Review by carl / (Posted on 31/07/2014)
Good size, service, product
Great size, nicely packaged and arrived on time, when it was supposed to. Everything was live, no water leaks, good service and a great mussel. They help keep the water nice and polished and clean. Would recommend live fish, to any browsing potential customer.

Great shipping, fish, and service.
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Review by Jordan / (Posted on 9/05/2014)
great service with good communication from your company.
Good service with no problems, goods arrived when stated and in in good
condition I will have no problems in recommending your company to other
people. Barry
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Review by Barry / (Posted on 10/03/2014)
great service with good communication from your company.
Good service with no problems, goods arrived when stated and in in good
condition I will have no problems in recommending your company to other
people. Barry
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Review by Barry / (Posted on 10/03/2014)
Fresh Water Mussels
These guys/gals are great filters for my fish tanks/ponds, and arrived in excellent condition.
Many thanks,
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Review by Barbara / (Posted on 27/02/2014)
Great addition
Fantastic addition to the tank. They do need to be fed though (even in well established tanks, as they tend to starve to death over a period of months) and food is hard to find. Any marine clam food - phytoplankton - will do and can be fed with a pipette.

They grow to be enormous and move around a fair bit, though they can often be hard to find.

Arrived in great health and acclimatized quickly.
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Review by Josh / (Posted on 25/07/2013)
So cool, put them in their tanks in the afternoon when I got them, by morning they were scattered around everywhere and some had even buried themselves, fascinating things to watch.
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Review by Michael / (Posted on 7/06/2013)
Best addition in my aquarium!!
Bought 2 Mussel's for my aquarium they are a fantastic addition, I would recommend to anyone looking for something different in the tank. Also from what I have read up on they will assist in keeping the water clean too!
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Review by Dalby / (Posted on 20/09/2012)
They're mussels
I stored these in a coldwater basin for 3 days while waiting for my tank, I thought they were dead as they did not poke out their siphons, but about a week later they are fine in the tropical tank
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Review by Belal / (Posted on 24/08/2012)
Weirdest things ever you have to get one. Really big and as soon as I put him in he was open and filtering the water. The fish love to get close to him and freak out when he closes. Absolutely the coolest thing ever.
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Review by Maddie / (Posted on 28/06/2012)
Awesome :)
Love these guys! I bought 4 and dropped them in to the tank in a group, not really knowing what to expect. As soon as night fell, one had made it's way all the way across the tank and started burying itself in a cosy corner. Two more had done the same by the next day. They are fantastic to watch if you catch them on the move or with their white 'tongue' out. I think the fish think they're quite interesting too - and get quite a surprise when they get too close to the tongue causing the mussel to quickly shut it's shell tight :)
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Review by Moss / (Posted on 11/05/2012)
love these little guys!!
These are great, just to have something different in you tank, something unusual, they move around alot, mostly at night, we love them and will be ordering more!!!
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Review by Elizabeth / (Posted on 26/01/2012)
great addition
not much survive our tank without being eaten by other fish... however, not only do these guys thrive but unlike there tankmates they clean rather than 'dirty'. dont do much but they are so entaining to watch when they decide to move about. love em.
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Review by angela / (Posted on 8/09/2011)
I bought two of these and there awesome. very cool to watch, but they apeared dead when the arrived but after a bit they started to move around.
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Review by Cody / (Posted on 22/08/2011)
Fantastic, unusual tank mates
I ordered two of these and originally thought these might not have arrived alive, but popped them in the tank anyway.

The don't move too often, but when the do- SO COOL. I love seeing their large 'tongue' pop out as they push themselves around. Well worth the wait.
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Review by Jessica / (Posted on 28/01/2011)
One of the coolest additions to my tank, I thought they arrived dead because they didn't do much at all, then to my surprise, just as I was watching one stuck it's 'tongue' out to move away!
They actually relocate a fair bit - as much as they can in my driftwood crowded tank. I love getting up in the morning and seeing them inexplicably in a new spot. would definitely recommend!
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Review by Jessica / (Posted on 25/01/2011)
Good addition to the tank
Boy these little guys get around!! Not much to look at but the bristlenose love them...and a great little cleaner.. Will definately be getting some more
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Review by Michelle / (Posted on 12/12/2010)
These things are AMAZING. Sadly we can't import them to WA so I had to source them from an actual store over here. I popped 4 in the tank not expecting much other than decoration but was surprised. The next morning they were all in different locations, with trails in the gravel showing exactly what route they took. Every morning I find all the wood and plants bowled over or even pushed a fair distance by these critters. The only thing that actually stops them is rocks. It's also fun to watch with the light off as their tongue billows out and they pick themselves off the ground like snails. It's positively intriguing. Definitely recommend them. especially if you don't mind your decor rearranged every night while you sleep.
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Review by Alex / (Posted on 9/11/2010)
good cleaners
Not much you can really say about these guys. They dont look like much and hardly seem to move most of the time. However, you dont have to feed them a special diet. And you dont have to do anything with or for them. What you buy them for, is simply to clean your gravel. And this they do very well. A great assistant in keeping the tank clean and keeping the water clean and healthy.
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Review by adam / (Posted on 26/10/2010)
They just buried themselves, and now I can't find them :-(
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Review by Charles / (Posted on 25/10/2010)