maxima clam

Discussion in 'Clams' started by lust1kiddo, Jul 5, 2011.

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  1. lust1kiddo

    lust1kiddo Astrea Snail

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    I have a small one in a 29 gallon biocube..with 2 clowns a fox face..cleaner wrasse, goby and a cleaner shrimp. Also in there are some hermit crabs ( blue and red) and snails..
    SOMEONE ATE THE CLAM !!!!!!!!!!!

    do you guys see any culprits up there? I really liked him but he only made it about 3 weeks. :cry:
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The goby may be a possibility. Most likely the clam was ill when you got it.
     
  4. lust1kiddo

    lust1kiddo Astrea Snail

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    What would make you think that? He was totally fine. Purple..open..when I got home tonight it was upside down..i turned it over and it had been pried open..
     
  5. tinnghe

    tinnghe Purple Spiny Lobster

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    If anything less than 2", they do require to be fed.
     
  6. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    A roommate perhaps? Seriously, you have nothing in your tank that would be capable of doing that; you also have nothing that actively preys on live clams.
     
  7. JJL

    JJL Purple Tang

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    +1 to the above. You have nothing that would eat a clam. It was probably already sick then it slowly decomposed.
     
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  9. lust1kiddo

    lust1kiddo Astrea Snail

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    lust1kiddo Astrea Snail

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    here he is

    :confused:
     

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  11. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    The Foxface might be the answer. They are known to sometimes nip at corals although I have never heard of one attacking a clam. Anythings possible. That fish is way to big for your tank. Foxfaces get 7 inches long and need at least a 70 gallon tank.:cry:
     
  12. Nvizn

    Nvizn Montipora Digitata

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    When the clam is removed, the shell is naturally exposed. It doesn't mean the clam was "pried" open. I agree that this wasn't an overnight concern.