Tridacnid clam

Discussion in 'Clams' started by evojoe67, Feb 17, 2009.

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  1. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Because we can't possibly feed them as much plankton as they would get in the wild and until they reach a size of 3" or more, they rely solely on planktonic food.
     
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  3. BorntoReef

    BorntoReef Fire Worm

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    wow! do you have clams of your own or is this from research and internet reading? or both?
     
  4. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Both :)
     
  5. Daniel072

    Daniel072 Giant Squid

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    this is strange because my the 1 inch gigas that I bought is now about 2.5 inches and growing.
     
  6. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well congratulations. You're one of the lucky few.
     
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    suckafish Montipora Capricornis

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    I didn't reliase that they switched their diet as they grow. But now that I think about it, it makes total sense.
     
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  9. amcarrig

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    A lot of sea dwelling creatures do :)
     
  10. suckafish

    suckafish Montipora Capricornis

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    I know of many others organisms that have this trait, I just didn't apply it to my claims. Brain fart...
     
  11. Daniel072

    Daniel072 Giant Squid

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    Yeah it's true. I do suppliment my clams 2 times per week and they seem to do fine.
     
  12. suckafish

    suckafish Montipora Capricornis

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    I haven't fed phytoplankton to my tank in a long time. And my maxima is growing, however is now over 3". But I lost a little guy not to long ago, in hind site, I wasn't feeding enough phytoplankton.