New Clam

Discussion in 'Clams' started by CharlotteReefer, Feb 25, 2012.

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  1. CharlotteReefer

    CharlotteReefer Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I dont think that he has totally opened but not real sure, cant remember how far he was opened in the shop. He's a bit over 2". He moved about an inch last night but the back part looks a little more open. I know a picture is hard to tell but Does he look healthy?
     

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  3. proreefer

    proreefer Feather Star

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    hi, it appears not to be open all the way, it looks like its in good shape, looks like theres some new growth on the mantle, if you can find a flat rock or large clam shell for him to sit on it may help, there maybe a fire worm under him or something else under him in the sand that may be bothering him, i like a rock under mine.
     
  4. CharlotteReefer

    CharlotteReefer Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Is this better placement?
     

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    CharlotteReefer Coral Banded Shrimp

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    when I got him out of the sand a little substrate was attached to him by a clear looking tube like thing on the bottom of his shell(im assuming part of his foot).
     
  6. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The clam looks like a maxima. It lives its life on the rocks and attaches itself with byssal filaments through the opening in the base of the shell. Make sure and give it a nice level surface to attach. It does look to be in good shape.
     
  7. NanaReefer

    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    He/She just might knock it's self off of that perch. Keeping it on the sand bed is fine. Just put a flat piece of rock underneath it, giving it something to latch onto. Otherwise it's possible for it to attach it's self to the bottom of the tank :( They use their *foot* to move around and for grasping onto.
     
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  9. CharlotteReefer

    CharlotteReefer Coral Banded Shrimp

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    yes it is a max, the main thing to me in placing this beauitful ocean creature is the place where i can see all his wonderful colors and where he can consume light to grow without being moved again, flat shell rock works great:)