New Clam - Is he okay?

Discussion in 'Clams' started by chrisalamo, Jun 5, 2009.

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  1. chrisalamo

    chrisalamo Plankton

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    I just purchased a Maxima Clam from my LFS and he has really opened up his shell, but he doesn't look right...

    Is he okay, or should I do something to help? He was under MH I have him under T5 TEK with UV Lighting Lights.

    Also my Xenia does not look so good also, both purchased 6/3 7:00pm so it is now about 37 hours later
     

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  3. cdeboard

    cdeboard Montipora Digitata

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    They will all have to acclimate, especially if they were under MH and now under t5's.

    Edit: Wow pic finally just loaded (stupid work comp)... those dont look so hot.
     
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  4. IHAVEMTS

    IHAVEMTS Fire Shrimp

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    Is that the xenia on the right?
     
  5. stylaster

    stylaster Gigas Clam

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    neither look good i would get your water quality checked asap! How long has the tank been running? I would check your ph, salinity, temp, alk, nitrate, phosphates
     
  6. chrisalamo

    chrisalamo Plankton

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    The Xenia is on the Left. Zoanthids on the right.
     
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    chrisalamo Plankton

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    PH 8.2 / Sal 1.023 / temp 78 / ALK 8.0 / Nitrates <10 / Phos 0

    Is this okay?
     
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  9. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    what about ammonia and nitrite ?

    anything died in your tank recently? something that might have released any toxins, like a nem, a slug or sea apple etc

    is there any chance at all that copper based meds have been used in the tank?

    that clam is receded more than I am used to seeing

    Steve
     
  10. chrisalamo

    chrisalamo Plankton

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    Ammonia 0 / Nitrite 0.

    No deaths / no copper or meds of any kind

    Can he be too far from the light?
     
  11. divott

    divott Giant Squid

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    im agreeing on the clam. its not lookin well at all. would movin it higher in the tank help any? just to give it a fighting chance. when i put my crocea in , it took very little in acclimation time. he opened up full quite quickly.
     
  12. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    When clams don't have enough light, they gape. That's the opposite of gaping.