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Old 07-02-2006, 10:19 AM   #1
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clams?

How do you feed a clam?
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Old 07-02-2006, 11:29 AM   #2
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Well I am told (no personal experience) that given enough Light, they should be ok with that. with lower light levels, I have heard of people using an inverted 2 liter bottle w/the bottom cut off, and a peice of air line fitted into the cap. basicly you submerge the bottle and place it over the clam. with a syringe shoot phytoplankton down the airline into the inverted bottle (a pre determined amount). the clam will feed until the water inside the bottle goes from cloudy to clear. I beieve I have heard ReefRunner discuss this method some time ago.

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Old 07-02-2006, 11:52 AM   #3
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http://www.fantasyreef.com/viewtopic.php?t=12

This was my invention, looks tacky, but it worked well.
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I'd rather have the emerald crab. At least they work around the tank.....
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Ooops. That was intended for the mantis shrimp vs. emerald crab video. My bad.
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Old 07-02-2006, 02:15 PM   #6
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Thanx a bunch that is an awesome idea. I will try that. are there any websites on the anatomy of clams? Also how often do you feed yours?
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I had babies and at that time fed them twice a week if I am remembering right.
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Old 07-02-2006, 07:40 PM   #8
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Thanx a bunch
another quick question. I went and bought one this morning and I am planning on moving him into my 125 later. I put him up on my rocks and a few hours later he jumped off into the sand should I put him on a shell or something and keep him on the sand. When I move him I dont want to tear his little foot. Or will he even be able to attach himself to the loose sand.
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What kind of clam is it? Some clams like to be in the sand and others like to be up in the rocks. If he's in the sand you shouldnt tear its foot because there will be nothing for it to grab on to that is strong enough to tear it when you pull on it.
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it is a crocea i hope i am spelling that right. I put him on a shell and he has attached to that. he seems to be doing fine where he is so i will leave him alone for now.
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