whats wrong with my new clam?

Discussion in 'Clams' started by Gexx, Dec 27, 2009.

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  1. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    i jsut recently got a dersa clam and it seems to have a bulge in the middle of its mantle and isnt really responding ot shadows. i acclimated it for an hour then put it on the sand. i cant see any signs of pinched mantle or pyramid snails. i have a pic but it doesnt really show the bulge too much.
     

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  3. divott

    divott Giant Squid

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    is the bulge youre talking about the "spout" looking thing? if so , thats normal for them. sorry i dont have proper terminology , but i believe thats where the clam expels what its taken in. i think your clam looks fine , and really very nice. sorry for the improper language, just trying to help. lol

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  4. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    lol im 14 no need to apologize for improper language lol its right under the spout. its like a bump. the clam looks fine so far so im just gonna let it be. any other ideas?
     
  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think the spout is called a siphon, if you want to get all technical. Nice clam.
     
  6. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    i know i love the thing. it was only 30 dollars too. so i couldnt pass it up.
     
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    the fisherman Vlamingii Tang

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    from what i see it looks fine to me. Can you get a closer pic of the bulge?
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good buy.;D
     
  10. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    it seems to be gone now. hmmm
     
  11. Kevin3884

    Kevin3884 Tassled File Fish

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    maybe it was a fart moving toward the spout..lol jk ;D
     
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  12. iLLwiLL

    iLLwiLL Sailfin Tang

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    Did you spin the clam in your tank before placing it in the sand? It could have been an air bubble.

    ~Will.