this doesnt look good...

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  1. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    hes been pretty happy recently... (until this morning) I have him under 175w MH and i feed marine snow for him and other filter feeders once a week.

    Only thing that has changed recently in the tank is an increase in flow (added a K4) Flow is not directly at him but will bounce off of rocks/glass and flow by him...

    Since its my first clam, any info on why hes acting like this would be much appreciated! :)
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  3. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    Guiding by the pic that you posted, it looks fine to me. If the clam looks different from when you added the PH, then re-direct the flow away from the clam.


    luna
     
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  4. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    I was a little concerned with the mouth being this wide... I have never seen mine, or anyone elses with this wide of a mouth
     
  5. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    personally i would point the PH in a different direction. i just dont think that looks good at all. luna, are we seeing the same pic? lol that thing looks like a manhole.
     
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  6. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    My clam did that from time to time, but if in doubt, just change the direction of the PH.


    luna
     
  7. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Looks fine to me also. Looks like it wants a throat culture, true, but the color looks good, it is opened up fine, mantle looks healthy.......I wouldn't be worried.....
     
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  9. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    alright guys, thanks for the input :)
     
  10. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    The mouth does look too wide open, but I've never had that type of clam, what's it a dersea? Give it a couple of days and see if it gets any better. If not, try pointing it to the light more.
     
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  11. ZachB

    ZachB Giant Squid

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    My clams mouth has been pretty wide open before. It has also closed up for a short time after the mouth was open so big, then goes back to normal. Kind of weird, but it's healthy and ... happy as a clam
     
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  12. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    and luna i didnt mean any disrespect from that post. if you thought i did then my apologizes.