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Old 07-31-2006, 11:46 AM   #11
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I'm not too sure, but can you feed him fresh clams from the grocery store, it might be a lot more cheaper.....?
Im not too sure since im a noob at this XD But the reason we feed mantis hermites and snails is to give the little devil something to punch on (exercise lol) so he wouldn't lose his smashers when he molts.


My LFS just got a punch of fresh/live Tangs' Heaven Macros. Can I keep some in my mantis tank for my tang?
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Clams/oysters, in the shells, I meant. That way, you could just dump a bunch in the tank and let him feed when he likes.
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That way, you could just dump a bunch in the tank and let him feed when he likes.
Sounds like a good idea but do you know how hardy are those clams/oysters from the store? Are they cold water? Do they need any special care?
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Are they cold water? Do they need any special care?
Hmmm, very good questions there. I have seen my LFS feed all her tanks with them. I was just suggesting a less expensive alternitive. Hopefully others will chime in. Now I'm curious....
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I have used clams before and sometimes they live.I have had them live up to 2 months.Just get the little ones mine loves them.I also have some xenia and christmas tree worms in with mine.Corals are fine.The ghost shrimp will last about 10 minutes if you put them all in.
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The ghost shrimp will last about 10 minutes if you put them all in.
Why? The shrimp will kill them all right away?

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Do you feed the clams to keep it alive? Do they need light like other clams (deresa, max, squamos)?
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