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Old 01-06-2014, 07:36 PM   #1
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Clams condition

Hello I have been thinking about getting a clam so I have been doing a lot of reading. My lfs has this squamosa for $35.00 I think it looks good but would like some input on what you guys think they have had it for about 5 weeks here are a few picturesClick image for larger version

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Old 01-06-2014, 08:09 PM   #2
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It looks pretty good to me. Those are fast growers. It will probably pick up a few inches in a year. Don't forget to check the underside of the clam for small snails with long, pointed shells. They are clam predators.
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Hello I have been thinking about getting a clam so I have been doing a lot of reading. My lfs has this squamosa for $35.00 I think it looks good but would like some input on what you guys think they have had it for about 5 weeks here are a few picturesAttachment 215546Attachment 215547Attachment 215548Attachment 215549

Gorgeous I want one too are they hard to keep?
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Mrx do you have any clams also I was reading where I should put it on the sand bed and slowly move it up closer to the light does that sound right or should I just set him in the sand and keep an eye on him I think I'm gonna stop tomorrow and check him out like you said and if all checks out get him
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Hardy guys I have two on my sand bed for over a year. They prefer the sand.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:06 PM   #6
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Clams require intense lighting. They should be kept in the sandbed IMO, with small pieces of rock under the sand for smaller clams to attach their foot to so you don't have issues with them being on the glass later on.
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Cool thank you. What kind do you have and do you target feed them or just let them alone
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You don't need to feed them. They will filter feed out of the water column, but mostly live off of the lighting. Think about them as a SPS coral with a shell if it helps you understand their needs.
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The squamosa really only needs moderate lighting. I had one for 4 years and as Doug said theyget quite large.
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