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Old 06-30-2006, 11:41 PM   #21
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As long as the clam likes it up in the rock. I tried this with my crocea and it kept jumping off. I now have it on a clam shell that I buried in the sand.
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The more and more I read about Cleaner Shrimps, the more and more I'm thinking of getting rid of him!!! He is really becoming a nuisance in my tank lately .... the other day he was just hanging on my new leather and it shriveld up and never opened back up the whole day!!
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Old 07-01-2006, 05:10 PM   #23
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The more and more I read about Cleaner Shrimps, the more and more I'm thinking of getting rid of him!!! He is really becoming a nuisance in my tank lately .... the other day he was just hanging on my new leather and it shriveld up and never opened back up the whole day!!
:/ My first attempt at clam (3in maxima) was ended by my cleaner shrimp. The clam was dead the 1st night b/c the shrimp kept picking at the flesh everytime the clam opened.
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:48 PM   #24
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Careful, remember that cleaner shrimp are not really preditors, they are scavengers. They are unlikely to go after a healthy clam, however, if the clam appears sick or diseased the cleaners will make short work of it. That is why they are part of the clean up crew
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Keep in mind clams can take up to or over 6 months to start showing signs of stress. All the literature I've read says MH only for Crocea's-they are the most light demanding of all the Tridacnid clams. I know from experience that Crocea's are light hogs. Mine was happiest 4" below the surface right under a 250w MH! Squamosa, Derasa, Hippo's are all much better suited for life under fluorescent lighting. Remember success is measured in years not months.
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