What is it doing!?

Discussion in 'Clams' started by kcbrad, May 13, 2010.

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  1. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I am very new to clams and had my first maxima arrive yesterday via shipping. He seems very healthy, but this morning he was doing something weird, and I don't know what this means.....

    So when I took him out of the bag yesterday he had several white "legs" dangling from the bottom of his shell. I put him on a rock and he seemed happy, moved a little bit to the side but that was all.

    This morning he was separated from the white "legs" and over on his side. He also moved about two inches to the right. Now I know maximas attach with threads into the rock, and I can see one or two threads going from his shell to the rock, but I'm wondering why he moved and left those white "legs" behind, and if he is okay?

    Thanks!!
     
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  3. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    It's fine Kacy

    It will put down new anchoring filaments once he feels comfortable.
     
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  4. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Okay, thank you! That really scared me this morning to see his "legs" left on the rock!

    Can I remove them?
     
  5. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Don't for several days....wait until the clam is secured in his location. If it's excreting filaments right now, I don't want you to accidentally bump the clam and break them.
     
  6. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    Will Be fine :). They like inwall said will refoot themselves. Clams do have a mind of their own so it seems! one of my Croceas did the same thing!
     
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  7. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Okay, thanks guys!! I can already tell this little guy is going to be a handful! ;)
     
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  9. tigermike74

    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    But once it's happy, it will really help with the water quality. They naturally absorb nitrates. :)
     
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  10. ClamsOnDemand

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    He will be fine!
     
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  11. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It will be fine, my clam had a thin sliver of rock that it had been attached to on its foot when I got it. It took it a couple of days but it finally kicked off the rock and quickly reattached itself.
     
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  12. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    Kacy you didn't txt me pictures :(
    but as everyone said it's going to be fine ;)
     
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