How do zebra mussels spread?
they hook on boats and drop off to different places. for example a boat go's to a dock and parks, there was a zebra mussel hooked to the boat. then the zebra mussel drops down to the the bottom of the lake and finds a mate, and that is how they spread
In the absence of their natural pathogens, parasites, and predators, the zebra mussel populations in the Great Lakes has grown enormously. The mussels are spread from one body of water to another by natural flow, carried on the feathers or feet of migrating waterfowl, or by human transport in bait buckets or on trailered boats. Most of the freshwater systems in North America are now threatened by invasion of the zebra mussel.
Naegleria fowleri and Zebra mussels cannot live together as it may cause fatalities. The former is parasitic and affect any animal that is put together with it. Putting them together in a tank is not advisable. In the wild, they may live together as long as the Zebra mussels can produce enough young to deal with the deficit.
Zebra Mussels, which are a small striped freshwater mussel from NE Europe, have been steadily invading America's rivers and lakes. They can attach themselves to any surface which includes water pipes; water pipes can easily be clogged up and with a couple hundred Zebra Mussels which can cause a big problem. Zebra Mussels lay anywhere from 30,000 to 1 million eggs each year, that's a lot of Zebra Mussels! Zebra Mussels deposit pollutants as…