New Maxima Clam

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  1. divott

    divott Giant Squid

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    from the pics , im tryin t see if the mantles pinched. one angle looks like it might. have you tried maybe findin a happier place for it? if its down low, move it up a bit. or the opposite. maybe find a place with a bit different flow. but not that its gettin blasted , very light.
     
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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't believe that you answered the question regarding lighting. What kind of lights have you got it under?

    Also, I see that you still have it on the sand. I believe someone suggested putting in on the rock. If you haven't already done so, now is the time.

    Lastly, from the looks of your sand, your tank is relatively new. Have you tested your water lately? If you have, what are your parameters?
     
  4. Xiztence

    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    Alright I'm going to try moving it to a different place, Also if it does have a pinched mantle what should I do?
     
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    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    2 150 watt MH, 2 54 watt T5's
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    How old is your tank?
     
  7. Xiztence

    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    I'm going to move it now & my params are
    PH- 8-2
    alk- i dont have the test
    dkH- dont have the test
    ammonia- 0
    nitrite- 0
    nitrite- 1ppm
    ca- 450
    SG- 1.024
    mag- dont have the test
     
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  9. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    standard procedure is to do it in a freshwater dip that is the same temperature and the same pH as the DT for a half hour. Be careful though, this is stressful to the clam...

    But the best thing to do is to read read read!
    Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine - Feature Article: A Look at "Mysterious Clam Deaths"
    Pinched Mantle Syndrome in Giant Clams
     
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    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    It's about 9 months & That brown stuff on my sand is gone now it just disappeared out of no where
     
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    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    OMG! It does have a pinched mantle, My poor clamy :'(
    Should I do fresh water dips?
     
  12. divott

    divott Giant Squid

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    that seems to be the prescription to try and over come a pinched mantle. you found out how to do the dip?