It doesn't look good for my clam...

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  1. Pdxile

    Pdxile Coral Banded Shrimp

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    There is good news today. The flesh of the mantle has stopped sloughing. I am surprised. It still looks rough and 2/3 still has no extension but it responds to shadow when the fish swim over it. Perhaps it will recover!!!! I have more hope.
     
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  3. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    That's great news. Being that it's responsive to shadows I believe it's chances are good. The mantle might look a little rough but it's a good battle scar and all the girl clams will think it's sexy. Lol
     
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  5. Pdxile

    Pdxile Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Today's update. Clam looks about the same, but that is good! I am wondering if he is gaping too much (see bottom of the picture)

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    Just for yucks, here's my giant elegance that bit him. Wish my iPhone camera took better pictures under LED.

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  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have seen acclimating clams showing worse gaping. The fact that the clam is still alive is a good sign. I have been stung by nematocyst before from corals, it hurts and does not resolve within a day or two, the clam is not toast yet.

    Lovely Elegance Coral.

    Still pulling for the clam. ;)
     
  7. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    The elegance looks like a happy camper. Yaa for the clam.
     
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  9. Ballgame

    Ballgame Millepora

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    That gaping doesn't look bad at all. I wouldn't even say it looks gaping to me. I'm partly colorblind though and moon LED mess with me sometimes.
    Glad still alive!! That's a great sign for Jane
     
  10. Ballgame

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    image.jpg Here is my Derasa
     
  11. Pdxile

    Pdxile Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Love the photo bombing fire shrimp!
    My next clam will be a derasa (if Jane pulls through).
     
  12. Pdxile

    Pdxile Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Update: the clam is gaping more. I can see its guts through the hole. :( :( :( :( image.jpg