Does my New Deresa Clam have PM?

Discussion in 'Clams' started by bobssecrtsn, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. bobssecrtsn

    bobssecrtsn Sea Dragon

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    Hey Clam owners i just bought a clam from my LFS i researched on how to find a good clam, my lfs had it over MH it was mantle was fully open and it was not gapping, and i observed it for a week and it was doing good,

    I bought my clam on Monday and float the bag and dripped acclimated it for 1.5 hours put the clam on the sandbed, its been almost 3 days already and the mouth looks open, and it might even look like its getting PM ( i do not know how PM looks only online, but never seen it personally)

    i still believe its still stressed out and still acclimating from the lights/water, when i wave my hand over it does close.

    now im thinking about removing the clam and doing a FW dip, but when i tried removing it the clam had already put his foot on the glass floor, i dont want to rip its foot. my main lighting is 6bulb ATI sunpower fixture, the par is about 250 at the clam..

    So what should i do from here?
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I believe your Crocea is just acclimating. Pinched Mantle Disease is commonly seen as a ruffling of the very edges of the mantle not a gaping siphon.

    If it were my clam I would leave it be.

    JM2C
     
  4. skurious

    skurious Sailfin Tang

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    Im no expert on clams and PM but to me that looks like a healthy clam. I did a little search for PM pictures and a lot of them look like this picture below. Im just not seeing that in your clam. Also, everything im reading is saying that the fresh water dip should be a last resort as it can cause more harm if the clam doesnt have PM.

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  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Leave it be and just watch it. It looks fine to me. It is just showing signs of stress. If it closes when shadows go by or fish over or near it it is a good sign.
     
  6. bobssecrtsn

    bobssecrtsn Sea Dragon

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    i circled the area i thought had pm.. i guess im just freaking out x_x should i cut my lighting period or leave it be?

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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Leave things be. You have a rock boring clam in the sand, so it could be in need of more light.
     
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  9. 55gfowlr

    55gfowlr Zoanthid

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    Everything reacts different during stressful periods.....including new owners. ;D

    Given time, everything will reveal itself. BTW, That's a nice looking clam you scored.
     
  10. bobssecrtsn

    bobssecrtsn Sea Dragon

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    Thanks for the fastest response guys ! My stupidity was going to rip its foot and do a fw dip, luckily I went to the forums first!
     
  11. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Beautiful clam man. I like the tank set up, congrats.
     
  12. Ballgame

    Ballgame Millepora

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    I have a question. I have a non reef live rock and fish tank. I’ve inherent a baby/very small Dersa Clam. Because I’m non reef I don’t have lighting so need to upgrade. Can anyone recommend what type of lighting I should get. I have 2 tanks. 60 and 75 gallon (different locations).
    Keep in mind I probably will never do a true reef tank so don’t need top of the line. Planned on upgrading lights and getting this clam is making me do it now. On purpose.
    Any ideas?