Intro to Giant Clams

Discussion in 'Clams' started by amcarrig, Aug 20, 2006.

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  1. RCBruce

    RCBruce Astrea Snail

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    Thank you for your article. I just purchased my first clam, although not quite sure which one it is, and this helps me know I made a good choice. Altough quite by chance, I got the only one that wasn't gaping! I plan to put up a pix of it for identification soon as I get one.
    I'm in for karma!;D
     
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  3. mushroom_man

    mushroom_man Bubble Tip Anemone

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    great article! it is full of info i never even heard before. a must read for anyone who is interested in getting a clam!
    karma!
     
  4. Twan013

    Twan013 Skunk Shrimp

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    alright, i understand that no clam is for beginners (well, maybe just the really lucky ones, hehe)... but say a guy wanted to take the plunge and get one, but was afraid of a wasted investment (it dies shortly after, etc.) which would be the "hardiest" of the tridacna's? preferably one that wouldn't get more than 8 inches or so... and with lower lighting (t5 HO) i'm asking this for possible future reference... because i really like these clams, absolutely beautiful! i'd love to have one, but with the hype that everyone seems to give them, i feel like i'd NEVER have the experience to keep one...
     
  5. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There really are no easy to care for clams that stay as small as 8". Compared to the other clams, however, the crocea stays relatively small but it is one of the the most light demanding clams in the hobby.
     
  6. BB23

    BB23 Astrea Snail

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    This was an amazing article and i just have to say one of the most interesting articles i have read. Really nice job and pics.

    -Brad
     
  7. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks! :)
     
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  9. Twan013

    Twan013 Skunk Shrimp

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    so no clam for me ATM... or in the near future for that matter...oh well... i guess i'll just have to admire pictures..
     
  10. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    I'm putting a lighting package together just so I can keep a Clam. Always wanted one and now I will have the equipment to keep it alive. Thanks for the article Annick. Once Roger is done with me I'll start hitting you up on clam care....;D
    BTW excellent article, bet you thought of it sitting in a Lazy-Boy...:tongue4:
    Karma to ya!
     
  11. JustPhish

    JustPhish Peppermint Shrimp

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    Was just thinking when I was looking at some of those awesome picture ( ;) ), it should probably be noted that hipoppus clams mantle does not extend past the edge of the shell. Since that's something you look for in other clams, people should be aware that it's not a sign of poor health when the mantle on a h. hipoppus doesn't.
     
  12. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol: That crocea clam picture looks pretty darned good tooo ;) Thanks for the info on the hipoppus. I'm surprised that I forgot to put that in the article!