Discussion in 'Clams' started by irr0001, Jun 24, 2009.
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wow, very nice clam! Congrats!
For future reference, always always always fresh water dip your clams before adding them to your tank. Just make sure that the ph and temperature of the fresh water is the same as that of the tank water.
Is this bc of those snails? How long should you dip them? Just in and out or leave them in for like 2 minutes?
Nice clam, btw. Congrats!
Because of the snails and any other worms or undesirable critters that might hitch a ride in with the clam. I always dip for about 15 minutes. You'll be amazed at what is left behind in the dip water when you pull the clam out.
will do..i plan on getting another one in the near future so thanks!
I've always gone with 15 mins, but I know some folks go out to half hour or even longer.
Also, sweet clam!
EDIT: Heh, in the time it took me to get sidetracked the conversation commenced
Here's a good article regarding how to deal with some common "problems" with tridacna clams:
Troubles with Tridacnids: a Look at Two Common Problems by James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. - Reefkeeping.com
Wow great info for anyone looking into gettin a clam...
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