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08 March 2021
Invasive Mussels Found in Aquarium Moss Balls Sold in Montana

Invasive Mussels Found in Aquarium Moss Balls Sold in Montana

Invasive zebra mussels found another avenue for potential infestation of Montana waters. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks was notified Wednesday that zebra mussels were detected in aquarium moss balls sold at a pet store in Washington state. FWP immediately checked pet stores around Montana and found invasive mussels in moss balls at multiple locations.  

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is working closely with other states and Federal agencies to address this nation-wide issue.   

If you have recently purchased moss balls, remove them from the water, place them in a plastic bag and put them in the freezer overnight. Additional guidance for addressing potential mussels in aquariums and how to treat tank water will be available soon. Please don’t dispose of your aquarium tank water in your household drain.

Click here to view the full article from FWP.

 

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