TearDrop Clam Question *Resolved*

Discussion in 'Clams' started by Biocube, May 8, 2012.

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  1. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    Hey so I'm on my way to pick up my TearDrop Clam.

    Anyone have any tips or tricks for these little guys?

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
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  3. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Make sure you "burp" it before placing it. Basically just rotate it around under water in your tank to ensure no air bubbles got trapped inside.

    When moving a clam they can go sexual so get a large bag to transport so if it sprays eggs or whatever it is, there is plenty of saltwater to offset it. (probably not that big of a deal if it's not a very large clam)
     
  4. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    Thanks Grim!

    It's a 3" clam, I'll make sure to have a large amount of water to offset any issues on the trip home.
     
  5. CharlotteReefer

    CharlotteReefer Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I have heard of "burping" but most people think its a myth. I dripped mine for about an hr and then placed him in the tank. You'll be fine!
     
  6. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336519057.877024.jpg

    What is this!?!?
     
  7. Anemone King

    Anemone King Astrea Snail

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  9. Saltynub

    Saltynub Spaghetti Worm

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    looks like a foot.
     
  10. Anemone King

    Anemone King Astrea Snail

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    Sweet

    Drip it & burp it :)
     
  11. lps1212

    lps1212 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    never heard of that and im about to get a 4'' blue maxima
     
  12. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    Yup, that's the Byssus filaments; what most people call the "foot".

    Those will attach to whatever rock you place it on within a few days.

    Nothing to worry about. Actually a good thing, since it means they weren't torn off (bad).