Got my 1st clam today!

Discussion in 'Clams' started by Night-Rida, May 13, 2010.

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  1. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Very pretty!! Good luck with the guy!! Clams are fun!
     
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  3. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

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    Yeah, you won't need to feed this clam. Any clam you buy in the trade is big enough to get all it's energy from the lights, and whatever it gets from the water column without "feeding" it.

    Derasas are sand dwellers. They might attach to the bottom of the tank like mine did, but once they get big enough, they lose the byssal tissue.
     
  4. Night-Rida

    Night-Rida Finback Whale

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    Thanks, cant wait to see a picture of your maxima!

    good deal, I feed enough to my fishes it should get plenty of food just floating by.

    I did notice today its opened up a little more and its little mantle/lips are coming out 1/4" further than yestreday.. so it looks to have adjusted well to my tank in first 24hrs. I guess I picked a nice healthy one.
     
  5. tigermike74

    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    They usually don't eat particulate foods, as it will clog up the insides. At most, they eat the smallest of plankton, like phyto and nannochloropsis.
    If you see the mantle extending a lot, it may be reaching for more light. It's a balancing act with them. Too much light and they will burn and bleach, not enough and they will struggle to survive. When things are right, you will notice their shells growing. My crocea just built a new ridge on the shell in the month I've had it. It sounds like you are doing things right, keep it up. :)
     
  6. T-BASS

    T-BASS Astrea Snail

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    Clams make a tank much more interesting imo. ENJOY!!!!;D
     
  7. Night-Rida

    Night-Rida Finback Whale

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    here's a updated picture.. 24hrs+ after clam was introduced to tank. notice its open alot more. does it look healthy or struggling?


    tonites picture:
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    yesterday's picture:
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  9. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

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    It looks happy to me, don't sweat it:)
     
  10. Night-Rida

    Night-Rida Finback Whale

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    cool, I'll just clam down. lol
     
  11. evojoe67

    evojoe67 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Those clams can really become addicting! Yours looks sweet! Wait till you see them move around, pretty cool!
    Good luck with your new baby!
     
  12. Night-Rida

    Night-Rida Finback Whale

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    yea thank you! I've wanted one for a while either a derasa or squamosa, my lfs rarely has clams and when they are available there always corcea or maximas.. finally had a compatible clam in stock for me to grab. its looking great right now. :)