What Livestock Is Harmful Toward A Clam?

Discussion in 'Clams' started by EasyMac, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. EasyMac

    EasyMac Fire Worm

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    Hey!
    I just wanted to ask you all what livestock are harmful toward clams?

    I know the pyramid snails are.. any others we all should know about?

    I currently have some Dwarf Ceriths, Florida Ceriths, Nassarius Vibex, and Nerite Snails as my CUC. None of theres should be harmful toward a clam correct? Should I be worried about any eggs being laid in the clam with my CUC?

    Also, are there any other CUC like hermits that might be a threat to a clam?

    Thank you!
     
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  3. blackraven1425

    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    None of the snails you listed would be a problem. I would make sure you don't have any whelks in the tank, though, as they will eat clams.

    Also, some hermits may nip, but as long as there's not something else messing with it, or crabs constantly messing with it, that wouldn't be too big a deal.
     
  4. EasyMac

    EasyMac Fire Worm

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    Nice response thank you!

    No whelks in my aquarium.

    If people know of any other livestock that might be harmful toward clams, please post. Maybe the mods might make this into a sticky if it becomes filled with good info.
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Placement far out of reach of any of the euphyllias ie frogspawn.......

    Vermatid snail can also irritate the mantel if close to the tissue.

    As for the cuc I myself have never had a problem with them.


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  6. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    It is not very common... but also not unheard of for some larger angelfish and butterfly fish to nip if they get hungry
     
  7. Bunner

    Bunner Bubble Tip Anemone

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    from my experince with my emperor angel... NOT reef safe. muncher of nearly all coral and clams