Scrap marks on my clam?

Discussion in 'Clams' started by EndYou, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. EndYou

    EndYou Plankton

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    There are a couple spots on it that look like color has been scraped off. Or they kind of look like stretch marks?

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    The tank is a 12" cube that's been running for 9-10 months.

    Lighting is a LEDtric Inspire at 24%

    ph - 8.1
    ammonia - 0
    nitrites - 0
    nitrates - < 2
    phosphates - 0
    salinity - 1.026
    alkalinity - 12.7 dkh
    Mg - 1470
    Ca - 470
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to 3reef,

    Crocea sometimes develop this coloration pattern. Some hobbyist find it very attractive.

    That is a beautiful clam you have.
     
  4. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Wow, that's a really nice clam. I think they add so much to a tank. My clam is doing the same and as coralline stated there's nothing to worry about. Clam looks very healthy and happy.
     
  5. bigdookie

    bigdookie Astrea Snail

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    very nice looking clam! can't wait until my water can support one of those!

    what kind of coral is that in the top left corner? the green onw
     
  6. EndYou

    EndYou Plankton

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    Actually, that's not a coral. It's a rock/flower anemone :p