New clam

Discussion in 'Clams' started by dienerman, Oct 24, 2016.

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  1. dienerman

    dienerman Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

    Sep 20, 2011
    West Chester, Pennsylvania
    So I finally pulled the trigger and got a Maxima clam. I have placed it on my rock work in a place that holds him I'm place but I'm concerned that a rogue snail could push him from his perch. So the question is, how long does it take for them to form the byssel filaments and start boring into the rock work? I suppose the real question is how long do I have to be a nervous nellie?
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  3. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

    Dec 16, 2012
    Cocoa, Florida
    Depending on how happy the clam is it could take days or weeks. If it's not happy it may not attach at all. Amount of light, flow, ect, all have to do with how happy the clam will be in it's current location. Just keep a close eye on it. Any pics yet?
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