could not walk past this one

Discussion in 'Clams' started by steve wright, May 31, 2010.

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  1. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    yeah crocea are rock boring clams and it will definately be happier if it can attach to a rock
     
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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Schackmel - had a good look over it , really clean, the shell is almost smooth with just 2 or 3 scutes at the top of each ridge , so inspecting it was much easier with this than with a coral IMO

    and yes even with the helpful stickies on Clam ID im not 100% sure which one it is but I was leaning towards T Deresa based on the links and shell pictures - Ill have to go and re look at Crocea now

    Ill look for that other thread about MEN?
    pests - yep you have us catergorized accurately there IMO, LOL

    Steve
     
  4. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    I am pretty sure it is a crocea not a dersea but I am not the best with clam ID. The dersea IME has more of a lined mantle and smoother shell where the crocea will have more of the purple, green and blue hues mixing in and slightly more sqauttier shell
    MEN - Monti eating pests or more correctly MEN ARE PESTS!! :yelrotflm:yelrotflm:yelrotflm glad you agree! ;D
     
  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful crocea Steve, great price
     
  6. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I agree, looks like a crocea to me. Beautiful clam!! Congrats on your first one. You will really enjoy having it!
     
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    Congrulations on the very nice clam Steve! Between Kacy, Gambit and now you I'll have one by the end of the summer :)
     
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  9. anpgp

    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    Very nice clam steve. Welcome to the clam club.
     
  10. T-BASS

    T-BASS Astrea Snail

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    Congrats on the clam-it's a keeper!
     
  11. seabass1

    seabass1 Montipora Digitata

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    Great score Steve!! I always thought those were Croceas as well? I never had them around long enough to know any better anyway. ;D

    GOOD LUCK!!
     
  12. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    thanks everyone

    clam was based up on flat rock day after and has not moved location so I think its happy in the spot I chose for it

    2 things that I have noticed already with my 1st Clam

    1 - over the 1st few days, if a fish, snail etc came anywhere near, as quick as a flash the mantle receded and the shell partially closed, this even happened when I approached tank - but after a few days of this , the Clam seems to recognise, general activity in the tank and no longer reacts to this

    2 - the Clam looks most colourful when viewed from above tank , this is when you see some real flourescent greens and blues , in fact I had to do a double take when I 1st noticed this - It looks completely different in terms of colour when viewed looking down then it does from the front of the tank

    interesting experience thus far for me

    Steve