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Old 02-19-2012, 12:00 AM   #11
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Are you sure that's a photosynthetic clam? All the tridachnids I've seen have a teardrop or striped pattern. The mantle in the pic reminds me of a thorny oyster which is a filter feeder, but I believe is not photosynthetic.
Agreed 100% thats what I thought it was
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No, I am not sure about the clam. I have no experience with them period. I just did some quick searching and with the coral ontop I can't tell.
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Thats funny considering they are SUN corals..
I thought the same thing when I was told about them. I had to research it myself just make sure it was true.
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It is kind of a funny name. I guess they are caled sun corals because of their color and perhaps their shape, but they are definitely not photosynthetic.
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If they both were in shaded areas before (hopefully) and they are healthy now- leave them there. Lol. Obviously that colony didnt grow in direct sunlight so I would assume that the clam/oyster isn't a light driven organism. If it is an oyster- make sure to supplement calcium as it will need it. Also, clams and oysters are filter feeders. If you broadcast feed your tank- with shrimp and phytoplankton- it should be fine.
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