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Old 01-05-2013, 12:58 AM   #271
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:48 PM   #272
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Thank you.

Woke up this morning and the clam looks dead. Do I remove it? The snails were at him last night he hasn't been fully opened like normal. He started to get a little brown instead of blue so I moved him under a rock that wasn't so bright bc i thought he was getting burnt. Then I moved him again to this spot a couple days ago. I'll attach a pic..
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:54 PM   #273
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Here's some pics. I have not spot fed the clam. I would always incorporate cyclopeeze in my feedings thought it was a filter feeder and that would help. Idk if he just didn't last or what not. Had him for a couple months. Here's some pics.

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:06 PM   #274
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I think maybe it was due to lack of food and I don't want it to happen again. Here's pictures of my corals can anyone please let me know what to buy for feeding if needed, when to feed and proper IDs. took on my ipad sorry for the crappy pics. Thanks.



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It most likely wasn't the lack of food in the water column that killed the clam. Clams are photosynthetic and can survive on mostly light. Don't ever spot feed a clam. You could do more harm than good.

You could purchase some phytoplankton for the gorgonian, but watch your nutrient levels. You don't want to foul your water with too much food.
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Shading the clam was probably the final nail in the coffin.

I'm curious though Doug, why would you say spot feeding a clam could be a bad thing?
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Shading the clam was probably the final nail in the coffin.

I'm curious though Doug, why would you say spot feeding a clam could be a bad thing?
Ive had a clam for 6 years was 3 1/2" when i got it now its at least 7" never once feed it i dont use phyto either
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People usually kill them when they squirt food into them. I have heard of removing a clam and placing it in a cup of tank water loaded with phytoplankton for a few minutes, but my clams are usually attached to the surface they are on and cannot be moved. Clams do not sift out large particles.
The idea that smaller clams need to be fed is a myth. I've purchased clams a dozen at a time that were barely an inch and grew them to 2" without a single feeding. Just light and good water.
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Ive had a clam for 6 years was 3 1/2" when i got it now its at least 7" never once feed it i dont use phyto either
Good lighting is all they need and good water their picky bout good water
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Now that is some great knowledge. Would even broadcast feeding a tank end up being harmful do you think?
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