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Old 01/08/2008, 08:10 PM
tami1024 tami1024 is offline
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Clams

I am interested in purchasing a clam, not sure what kind yet, but can anyone tell me anything about them? Are they difficult? Thanks
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Old 01/08/2008, 08:29 PM
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Providing you have good water quality and high light intensity they are pretty easy to keep. Place in a high light, low flow area.
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Old 01/08/2008, 09:59 PM
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squamosas and deresa clams are better first clams than are maximas and croceas
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Old 01/08/2008, 10:40 PM
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heres some reading on clams

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/cav1i3.../Clam_care.htm

http://www.clamsdirect.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1994

http://www.clamsdirect.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2516
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Old 01/09/2008, 09:15 AM
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Tridacna: brilliant color in the good light, no coral compares with it.

Drawbacks:
- it grow big and reasonably fast;
- if the turf algae takes a hold on the shell, removing it is almost impossible, IMHE; (NO3, PO4 = 0)
- they don't want be where you like them to be. Mine orients itself across the flow, for a some reason;
- watch for bristle worms, if clam starts decline - protect it;
- they cough, if the particles of fine food are in the water. May drop itself from the perch, repeatedly.

In peaceful environment - real beauties.
 

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