could not walk past this one

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

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  1. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

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    I usually say that too, but I have 2 croceas on the sand and they are happy clams.

    Steve, that is 100% a crocea.

    The flat rock or even tastier a half of an oyster shell that you ate(;)) can be sild under them. The oyster shell isn't heavy enough to keep a clam from moving when you move the shell, but the shell can be glued down to the rock with that method.
     
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  3. RedGambit

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    I love the coloring steve! Great work! I wouldnt beable to walk past it either!
     
  4. steve wright

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    thanks everyone - Crocea it is then

    here he/she is based up on some ridged shelf rock - Not moved in 16 days, so location I think is OK
     
  5. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    That is one awesome picture Steve, Think you could stick your head in its mouth? lol It looks extremely happy! :) Glad its in your home.
     
  6. schackmel

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    wow, it looks awesome!
     
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  7. steve wright

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    thank you both - its still doing really well, not moved more than a few mm -to change its orientation rather than position.

    I have read a number of articles on here and other places
    and I have read many times that Clams are demanding on Calcium

    now for the 1st x 2 or 3 weeks, my clam must have been acclimatising , settling in, because my weekly dosing due to SPS of calcium equating to 20ppm (broken up into 2 lots - Wed and Sat) was fine and my calc levels stayed relatively constant at 440 ppm
    last week my clam decided it was time to begin growing again
    my test results Sunday (triple checked) revealed 420ppm calcium
    other parameters within normal tolerance so I can only assume that this one clam has utilised as much calcium (20ppm) as all my other SPS frags (17 of them ) do in any given week up to now (they are relatively small still)


    Steve
     
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  9. schackmel

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    ummm....weekly pictures?
     
  10. steve wright

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    taken less than 10 mins ago in responce to your post Shackmel

    you can tell based on earlier images that it has moved orientation and is now more front facing than it was before

    Steve
     
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    wow, looks very happy and healthy! Awesome!
     
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  12. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    Steve those are some great shots man! The colors on that clam are truly amazing. I'm a sucker for the ultra blues anyway. Looks healthy and happy. So glad it's working for you!
     
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