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Old 07-11-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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Maxima Clam foot

How long does it take for a clam to plant its foot? It has been in my tank a week and still hasn't planted its foot on the rock it is on. The clam is doing really well, extending the mantle all the time. It retracts if I'm running my mag float, but then extends again in under a minute once I'm gone. I thought it would take a day or two...?

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Old 07-11-2012, 12:49 PM   #2
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Sorry I don't have an answer for u but I do have a question. Is anything special needed to have a clam in the tank?
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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Clam has been in my tank for over a week. It hasn't been moved and has yet to plant its foot...
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:00 AM   #4
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Sorry I don't have an answer for u but I do have a question. Is anything special needed to have a clam in the tank?
Looks like he's adamant about his question only

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Old 07-13-2012, 11:18 AM   #5
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Sadly already one of the sources I read through and hasn't given me an answer. Everywhere I read says that they won't place their foot if they aren't happy...and if they aren't happy they will move themselves. Not only is he not moving himself, but his mantle is fully extended, with his valve out to feed. He is quick to pull himself in if you get to close, but comes out again soon after. My only thought on next bet is to move him and his rock out of the sand bed...but he is a really small clam, just smaller than a silver dollar, and smaller clams are supposed to be kept out of high lighting until properly adjusted.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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Good luck sniper I'm sure he will cheer up... Water params in check?
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Always. Though I'm almost do for my PWC...shouldn't effect anything though.
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I just read a couple things about them not planting if the foot is damaged... It look ok?
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Hopefully that worked.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
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Hank just give it time looks good to me I wouldn't have bought one under 3 inches. But that's just from what i've always been told and read.
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