Help i think my clam is dieing!

Discussion in 'Clams' started by Seancelebrity, May 12, 2012.

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  1. tom.n.day

    tom.n.day Eyelash Blennie

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    Clams not liking LED's is a myth. Whoever told you that is a moron. Good luck with your clam
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Geeze I missed that and totally agree, photons are photons.
     
  4. Seancelebrity

    Seancelebrity Feather Duster

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    So what's the likely hood of me waking up and the clam being eaten by my cuc?
     
  5. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    clams not liking LED is untrue..........HOWEVER depends on the set up and the amount of light leds put out.

    What more then likely happened is the clam was shocked from the change of lighting. Did you acclimate to the new light? Best thing to do when ever you add a new light (or even change the bulbs on your existing fixture) is bump back the lighting time way back and gradually increase it over a week or so.

    Unfortunately it doesnt look very healthy, retracted back and siphon way open. Did something possibly nip at the clam?

    It is weird with clams, I had a very large clam (probably 10-12 inches) that was doing great that i had for many years. One day I woke up and looked like yours. Never could find out what happened to it and was very frustrating. No pyramid snails, nothing.

    Were you feeding phyto any? While most of the nutrients are derived from the light in a clam your size, i did attend a talk from Randy Reed from Reef Nutrition that stated even larger clams still need phyto. (which i was dosing anyway........) But just a thought


    sorry for your clam
     
  6. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    not very good......but you never know. Just leave it be right now
     
  7. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    mine went from partially extended to GONE in 6 hours at work.
     
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  9. cosmo

    cosmo Giant Squid

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    I don't know, my maxima was doing the same exact thing, a 30 minute freshwater dip and within 2 days back to normal for me. Good luck, and yes, as per our PM's, mine hated the switch to led for a bit until they got used to them, now no worries! Good luck on your little guy!
     
  10. arrivalanche

    arrivalanche Bristle Worm

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    isnt it also a no no to put a clam on LR? I thought you need to keep them in the sand.
     
  11. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    no certain clams are rock boring, meaning they need to placed on rocks. Crocrea clam needs rocks
     
  12. Seancelebrity

    Seancelebrity Feather Duster

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    Right now my clam is chillen in the ground alive I guess recovering but he is alive!