Clam foot

Discussion in 'Clams' started by ermano, Apr 6, 2009.

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  1. ermano

    ermano Zoanthid

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    that sounds pretty practical!! I came home today to see it on the sand again...I think I'm going to just let it attach to the "disc" while on the sand...and then move it to a more suitable location.
     
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  3. suckafish

    suckafish Montipora Capricornis

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    I had my clam attach to a snail shell. You dont have any little rubble in the tank/fug that you can steal? Either way you sound like you have it handled. Good luck
     
  4. tigermike74

    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    My clam decided to attach itself to the eggcrate. I'll get one of my flat LR pieces in my fuge to see if I can entice him to move onto that.
     
  5. ermano

    ermano Zoanthid

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    How do you entice a clam? haha good luck Mike!!
     
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    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    Well I put a 3" piece of rock next to it and it released its byssal threads. I moved it over to the rock. This morning it looked like it buried it's byssal gland into one of the cracks of the rock. :)
     
  7. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    My T. Crocea clam only took about 2 days to attach itself to the rock. It then bored into the rock a little, have had it for 9 months and still seems happy, it has grown about an inch.
     
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  9. ermano

    ermano Zoanthid

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    so i attempted to put it on aforesaid epoxy disc (about the size of a quarter)...went to see if it took to the disc today and he missed it by half an inch about and was attached to the glass at the bottom. So i tried slowly to get it off the glass and he slid off and there were a few visible threads with a clump of sand at the end. I put him directly on the disc this time hoping he'll take to it. Do you think he'll be ok? with the threads and all? I tried my hardest to not damage the threads while I was taking it out.

    EDIT: I went to check on it just now and it opened up like normal. I just want a second opinion as to if he's going to be alright!!
     
  10. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    As long as you didn't tear the foot when trying to move it, it should be fine.
     
  11. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    What sucks about clams is that they can take a while to die, if it opened right back up, you should be ok, but it could take months to see if it fully recovers.
     
  12. ermano

    ermano Zoanthid

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    thats true...that's exactly what i've been told. Well i'll try my best to care for it. only time will tell!! Thanks guys!! Appreciate it!!