Problems with clams

Discussion in 'Clams' started by bobssecrtsn, Mar 27, 2013.

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  1. bobssecrtsn

    bobssecrtsn Sea Dragon

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    Hey guys, So acouple days ago i noticed my clam Gapping, i didnt think much of it because i thought it was just come and go, well Today looked the worse, im not sure what went wrong. Heres acouple pictures, it does look like it might have Pinched Mantle but im not sure .

    Current system is 60g
    6bulb ATI fixture
    3x MP10

    CA: 420
    ALK: 7.8-8.1
    MG:1300
    No3: .05
    P04: .02

    everything checks out fine i dont have any fish that nips on it. i dont see any snail pest underneath it.. any ideas?
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  3. 55gfowlr

    55gfowlr Zoanthid

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    No pics......try and edit them again to the post
     
  4. bobssecrtsn

    bobssecrtsn Sea Dragon

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  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    It's almost too far gone to tell if it's PMD, but it's a very good possibility.

    It's a Crocea so that does not play well in your favor.

    Are you running GFO?
     
  6. bobssecrtsn

    bobssecrtsn Sea Dragon

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    Yes i am using GFO, I really dont want to throw away an "alive" clam its just to sad to do, if i leave it in my tank do you guys think it will release anything?
     
  7. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Naw you can leave it. The CUC will probably take care of it tonight.

    There seems to be a relationship with the progression and severity between the use of GFO and Pinched Mantel Disease. Add to that Crocea tend fall victim to PMD more than any other clam.

    If you have other clams you might want to consider how you will proceed.
     
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  9. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It should not cause any issue if it passes if you remove it within a few hours of passing.
     
  10. bobssecrtsn

    bobssecrtsn Sea Dragon

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    Thanks for the replies guys.. my Nassi. snails are heading to the clam right now. i beleive this is my last clam i will be purchasing. i have gone through 4 clams from the same LFS and they all died
     
  11. mikekx65

    mikekx65 Skunk Shrimp

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    Did it end up dying?
     
  12. Ballgame

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    sorry for your loss. Im new to this. How can you tell thats PMD?
    And what is GFO?
    I have a maxima who mantle isnt coming all the out on one if the lips. I call the curve lips.

    Can you do a freshawater dip for 30 mins to cure PMD?