Whats up with my clam

Discussion in 'Clams' started by DBOSHIBBY, Aug 6, 2013.

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  1. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Looking like a goner at this point.
    I see no signs of flatworms or pyramids.
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  3. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    So my hawfish keeps picking at the clam now. Do you think its doing that because it's dead/dying or do you think he could be to blame? Ive never heard of a falco going after a clam.
     
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    Probably smells it.

    I'd pull it at this point. :(
     
  5. oldfishkeeper

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    so sorry for your loss. Beautiful clams add so much to the color and pop of a tank. That is weird that it happened so quickly :confused:
     
  6. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Yeah I pulled it out of the tank now.
    Bummer. I got that clam when it was so little and enjoyed watching it grow and was one of my favorites.
    Nothing on the shell seems be to blame.
     
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    Nothing you can see in the byssal area?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Is it the only clam and if not have you introduced any newer clams of late?
     
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    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Nothing at all on it. Shell was clean.
    No other clams in the tank.
     
  11. Greg@LionfishLair

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    Going out on a limb here...how about temp spikes?

    I know that when I used to keep a lot of clams, if the tank hit about 82*F, they got pretty unhappy.

    They don't appreciate pH fluctuations much either, but your clam looks like it kinda just up and went south quickly.