I purchased a nice purple and gold maxima clam a month ago after doing a lot of research. He is doing fantastic. When i purchased him he was a little closed up and pale but my LFS
said he had turned around from a rough ship. i was willing to spend the money and try to save a beautiful animal. Now i am glad to say that his color has been restored, his mantle extension is great, his siphon is not to wide, not too narrow, and he has instant response to light changes, flow changes, and touch. He has been in the sand bed the entire time and looks like he is doing outstanding. MY QUESTION IS: Can he stay here? I've heard mixed reviews from people saying he MUST be on a rock or yeah, he can stay in the sand.
Its a 4- 4-1/2" deep sand bed. I have quad t5's and a really powerful dimmable led
strip as lighting. water parameters are beautiful. I'm currently growing all types of corals from acros and montis to colt corals and mushrooms. its a very mixed reef right now. weekly water changes. its a 90g with a refugium sump. sock filter protein skimmer and external canister filter for extra clarity.
any input would be nice