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Old 09-30-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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I just bought a 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch maxima clam. It's been in the tank for 5 days now. I would like to know if the picture I attach looks like if it's in good health and if it suppose to open up more? How long will it attach to my rock? And what is these white stuff like a film floating on the bottom of the clam?
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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I have never owned a clam yet but I believe they need to be in the sand bed and I have heard that the small ones are not that easy to take care of compared to the larger ones.

The reason why people leave them on the sand bed is so they don't get knocked off the rocks and end up dying.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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I was doing some research and they said maxima clams need to be on rocks. They are rock clams.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:29 PM   #4
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Oh okay.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:45 PM   #5
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They are supposed to be on rocks. They will actually secrete a substance to dissolve the rocks around them to better anchor themselves in. It's okay to place them on the substrate though.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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But does the picture of my clam look ok?
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:28 PM   #7
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Is that as much as it opens? It isn't fully opened up in that picture.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:38 PM   #8
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It had close a little since last night. It's still responsive when I do sudden movement or when my fishes go across it.
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Ok good. Just assume it is too early in the morning for it.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:41 PM   #10
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How long will it take to attach to my rocks?
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