any introducing clam risk?

Discussion in 'Clams' started by gfoot2000, Jun 4, 2011.

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  1. gfoot2000

    gfoot2000 Flamingo Tongue

    Dec 11, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    do clams have risk like fish with disease or corals with hitchhikers? is there any process need for clams b4 introducing them to a display tank?
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  3. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

    Apr 7, 2010
    Northwest Ohio
    Be careful to look for pyramidal (sp?) snails. They are tiny snail which will be on the shell/foot and can injure the clam pretty badly. You can pick them off most of the time. I don't know if a "dip" would apply in this situation.

    One other thing(no so much a disease, but more a precaution) is to wave your hand over the clam and see h0w fast it will respond. It the clam closes up fast ("fast") then it is healthy; if it is really slow, then I would pick a different clam.