Discussion in 'Clams' started by stylaster, May 21, 2009.
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here's bunches o clams ive had through the years
Those clams are beautiful. K+ for these pictures.
What would you say your top recommendations are for new clam owners to help these beauties to thrive?
awesome clams styl. so many variations. why so many? they grew too big , or just wanted a change? and i have a crocea, and was also curious to the success of a happy clam.
sufficient lighting proper to the specimen (crocea, maxima) high light metal halide. (deresa, squamosa, gigas, hippopus) can survive under vho / pc but need to be near the light. Clams smaller then 3" should be fed some sort of phyto/zooplankton mix to filter feed
Moderate water movement, you need to make sure water can pass through their gills, just enough flow to make the mantle gently flutter.
Be sure to check for any parasites, also i found that tube dwelling snails that create a mucus net will bug the clam, should be removed if growing on the clam shell.
i had lots of them because i was trying to get them to breed in a tank setting. I had no problems getting them to spawn, never got the spats to settle out though. Basically was trying to create a clam farm at home. Others i just found nicer ones, so sold others to make room
another thing clams like is something to attach their bysuss threads to. I use a large frag plug that is flat (no stem) to set them on, once attached i can then move the clam and plug to where ever i want
thnx styl. i bought a flat piece of live rock for it to set its foot on. its under t5's. and the other conditions you mentioned , is the way i have it. like ive said, id rather be lucky then good. lol
Wow. those blue ones are brilliant...
very nice I have a clam on hold like those blue ones just wating on the water to settle down. Look great thought thanks for sharing
Awesome Clams, Great Job
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