blue maxima clam

Discussion in 'Clams' started by muggle, May 26, 2011.

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  1. muggle

    muggle Purple Spiny Lobster

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    My blue maxima has kinda tilted himself so his mantle(the blue that extends around him) can't remember if mantle is right word but the left side partially resting on sand. Done this for a while color looks good he's just kinda tilted let him go as he's probably comfy?
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, as long as it is happy leave it be.
     
  4. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    +1 on above

    I had 2 clams
    one of them sat up straight, the other seemed to topple sideways
    I think I adjusted it half a dozen times before I realised it was not accidental
    and that the clam had chosen its orientation in terms of positioning in relation to flow


    I left it , it did fine

    Steve
     
  5. Reef-a-holic

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    Agreed...most likely due to flow...shouldn't hurt it any though.
     
  6. lust1kiddo

    lust1kiddo Astrea Snail

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    where in the tank should you place them? When I go into a store, they are mostly in the sand bed.
     
  7. EasyMac

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    They are mostly in the sand bed at the stores so the clam does not have a chance to attach itself onto a sturdy place (like a rock). Of the clam has attached itself on a rock and you try to pull him off, you will most likely hurt and wound it. Therefore they are placed on the sand so they can be taken out when sold at the store, or to rearrange their position in someone's tank.