Aquarium Myths | Baby Clams

Discussion in 'Clams' started by mikejrice, May 13, 2011.

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  1. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    For the record, I wouldn't consider myself anywhere near an authority on clam tank sizes, so hopefully someone will chime in on the tank size question.
     
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    Any reasons why squasies and derasas in a 75? I feel like i see more of those guys in the smaller tanks (30g)
     
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    I think they are fine in the smaller tanks, but they will out grow them. The real reason I would recommend them in a bigger tank is that the bigger clams make a bigger more solid base out of calcium. This means they will be sucking even more calcium and you will need to supplement even more to keep up with them.
     
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    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    Wonderful write up Mike. Thanks a bunch. Here's a pic of my very first clam :) Tridacna Crocae 3"
     

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    A couple of nice little croceas.

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  9. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    This is the clam I'm deciding to go with, the crocea.
     
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    Is this yourfirst clam? If so I wouldnt go with a crocea as they are the hardest clams to keep.
     
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    Depending on size. Croceas are typically easier to get a hold of larger than 4" than maximas which are pretty hard to keep when they are small. In any case, I agree a derasa would be the best choice if it's your first clam.
     
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    Well at the LFS they said croceas or derasas. Also said maxima but he wasnt sure about keeoing one about LEDs.