Oh oh.... Seems i can keep clams now

Discussion in 'Clams' started by Swisswiss, Oct 2, 2015.

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  1. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    There go my savings....

    I was worried my toby would munch on them but so far he is being very well behaved *knock on wood*.

    Do i need to feed the little one?
     

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Is the large one a Giga? No but you can add phytoplankton is you have some.
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    They should be both maximas, least thats what they were sold to me as. But im not a clam expert by far. Is giga a good or bad thing?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No actually Gigas are just not commonly sold much anymore, you see them occasionally. They grow to be a much larger clam than a Maxima. The coloration, and appearance of the mantle look like a Gigas from the angle, it could be a Maxima.
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    They are increadable animals. Im amazed how they know when something is above them and they close. Is it a question of light perception?
     
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    Light vs dark. Similar to a feather duster, they sense that the light isn't there, which usually means a fish or something else (predatory) is above them.
     
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    It won't hurt to add some phytoplankton occasionally, they'll also filter feed on the nutrients in your water. The big one does have a gigas look to it.
     
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