Byssal treads wont attach!?

Discussion in 'Clams' started by Gexx, Nov 17, 2009.

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  1. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    ok first off im no genius when it comes to clams. i had my maxima clam on the sandbed for a day without a rock. then i moved it to a rock and let it set for a few day (2) i tried to move it but it to see if it was attached and it just fell off. so on sunday i put it in a tupperware container on a rock and put screen over it. today it is still not attached. i now have it as high up as possible on a rock. it is probobly a foot from the light now in stead on two. it hasnt opened up yet but thats prob because it took me a while before i could get it to balance right.
     
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  3. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    They take time to adjust and attach. Just let it be and it will come around. Moving it or putting net over it will only cause un-needed stress.