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Old 03-10-2013, 02:26 PM   #11
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Turn down your flow and distribute around the clam. Give it a few minutes to filter.
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Thanks a lot for your help! How quickly have yours grown? Mine is about 2 inches now and im really excited about it
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1"-2" per year. Depending on the clam and environment.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:04 AM   #14
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So I spot fed my clam last night and this morning he appears happier than the other day. He has opened up a little more and is showing off some of his color.
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Very cool.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #16
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Directly over the clam? I guess im asking where you aim it haha
Just so you know, They wont change color. Yours will always be that same color pattern. It may get darker but it will always be those colors. It wont turn blue or change its pattern.

Spot feeding depends on the flow in your tank. Some people squirt the baster out down stream so that the current will drag it into the clam, some people turn off pumps and put it right around them, and some people just put it in the water and let the pumps take it all around the tank.
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I know he wont change color I was just mentioning that he seemed more vibrant than before. And I decided to turn my pumps off and feed him that way. I figured that was the easiest way to know he got the food.
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I don't think a clam will benefit from coral frenzy. As a matter of fact, if you squirt food into the clam, you may kill it.
That is a myth that clams need feeding under a certain size. I bought a dozen 1" maxima clams and grew them to 2" without a single feeding. Just light.

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Thanks Mr X. I didn't use the coral frenzy but thawed some frozen shrimp cubes in some tank water and used a siphon to squirt the solution onto it as I saw it done in a YouTube video.
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Phytoplankton is what you want to use. Some would let the clam attach to a small rock, then remove the clam from the tank and put it in a bowl of tank water with phytoplankton in it for a few minutes, then replace it. This is so you don't add too much nutrients to your tank.
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