Hitchhiker On Crab Shell

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Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all well.

I bought a hermit crab a few days back and I noticed a few shells on its shell. I just thought they were old, but I just noticed that they are alive and feeding. Does anyone know what they are please?

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Reply #1

one kinda looks like a baby snail, could be limpets though :)

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Reply #2

Thank you for the reply!
The smaller one looks like it is exactly the same creature, if you look closely you can also see it's black 'tongue' sticking out from under the shell. I did think limpet, but I had never seen one like this before.
Do you think I should remove these or are they perfectly fine to stay in the aquarium?
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Reply #3

Look like either baby Trochus snails or limpets. Shell striations suggest limpet more likely

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Limpets
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