I came into the room this evening just in time to see the strangest thing. Virtually every clam in my tank attached to my LR
I'm sure it's not smoke, of course, but it's (whatever IT is) virtually indistinguishable. It literally looks like a candle has been blown out or incense is burning inside the clam.
What was stranger was that four or five of them were doing it all at one time. It clouded the entire tank up in a matter seconds.
I scrambled to get the camera before it stopped, so I wasn't able to really set up for quality shots. These are a little off focus and the lighting isn't as good as I'd like, but it's pretty apparent nonetheless.
The Butterfly, always curious, swam over and stuck his mouth on it. Looked for all the world like he was toking a clam doobie.
Is this some kind of reproductive process? Whatever the case, what triggers the behavior across multiple clams on multiple rocks? If it is reproductive, did my clams just... uh... well, you know... in my tank?
Any input would be great.
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90G acrylic/22G sump/TF100A skimmer
90lbs (45 liverocks.com & ~45 donated 14+ year old Fiji)
Imperator, D. Saddle Butterfly, 2 Percula Clowns, Cleaner Shrimp and an army of Hermits that never sleep