Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-29-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Anybody have experience with Golden Clams?

I came across these on a website and they interested me.

I have PFS in my tank, and an AA member is sending me some MTS to move the sand around. I am a little worried because I got two Yo Yo Loaches if they will eat them all.

I came across these clams and it says that they move the substrate around and will not hurt your plants. Does anybody have any experience with these?

I wonder if fish eat them, or if they die how would you know do they don't decompose in your tank, do they release a lot of waste? Play into your stocking considerations?
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2006, 07:11 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Devilishturtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 8,543
Send a message via Yahoo to Devilishturtles
I've never kept clams before, but here is what I've heard about them. They mostly stay in your substrate and are huge filter feeders, feeding off the particulate matter in your aquarium. When you see it above the substrate for prolonged period of time, that's not good. To the best of my knowledge, fish don't eat them.

Again, I've no first hand experience.

HTH
__________________

__________________
-Lindsay

Live in the Western MD/West Virginia/DC Metro Area?
Join our very active regional forum Here

Like the advice someone just gave you? Add to their reputation! Click on the balance icon underneath their username and let them know.
Devilishturtles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2006, 10:36 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: GTA
Posts: 75
Funny you should ask.

My wife just brought home 3 from Big Al's last weekend.

2 haven't moved, but the 3rd is in a different place every time we look at the tank.


The fish leave them alone.


I will let you know if I see anything significant coming from them.
__________________
Shelby_Tempo_GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2006, 12:38 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
I'm also curious about freshwater clams. I'm considering using one as a filtering unit for a small powerless aquarium.

I read that invertabrate eating fish like puffers may snack on the clams.
dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2006, 11:38 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Burning-Ham Alabama
Posts: 170
These "golden" clams are simply the invasive Asian Clam (Corbicula fluminea).

They originally came from Asia (of course) and have spread throughout most of the United States. You can find them in most any stream or river.

I pick them up from time to time and toss them in my tanks. They disappear into the substrate. If they do not go down, they are either dead or dying. Healthy ones will almost never be seen. One thing I can tell you is that a dead one STINKS! Worse than most anything I have ever smelled coming out of an aquarium.

Why anyone would actually pay for something as common as a cockroach boggles my mind. Maybe I should start selling "Golden" Roaches for $3 apiece!
__________________
YuccaPatrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2006, 11:39 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Burning-Ham Alabama
Posts: 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by dskidmore
I'm considering using one as a filtering unit for a small powerless aquarium..
They survive best in running water, so they might not be an effective filter in a tank without any water movement.

Read more about them here: http://www.sgnis.org/publicat/nespp_4.htm
__________________
YuccaPatrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2006, 11:45 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Hrm... perhaps the "freshwater clam" I was reading about was a diffrent species.

It seems there are some species that prefer rivers, and others lake bottoms? A deep water clam would suit my purposes better. Unfortunately most of the places selling freshwater clams are not specific about the species they are selling.
__________________

dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clam, clams, golden

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Golden Pencilfish Primetime Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 04-10-2006 08:45 AM
Golden Rams bunebop Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 05-20-2005 05:06 PM
Tell me about Golden Rams webmoose Cichlid Discussion 111 09-09-2004 11:46 PM
Golden Pearls? pomme Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 01-18-2004 06:19 AM
Good experience with east coast clams michealprater General Retailers 5 04-22-2003 10:14 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×