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Old 08-21-2015, 08:52 PM   #1
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My maxima clams mantle is coming out, except for one of its "folds". I've had him for a year. This is the first time this has happened. He did get knocked over in the sand bed recently. What's going on?

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Keep an eye on it. If it was knocked over it might be a one time deal rather than pinched mantle. If it continues, do a freshwater dip on the clam. Make sure to give it a good shake in the water and put it back into the tank when done after a good burping.
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How long would I leave him in the fresh water for?

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Wow, that's a long time. I've only done one fw dip before. Besides using dechlorinated fresh water, do I do anything else? Do I need to do anything else?

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Use ro/di water and match the temp of the tank.
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Read about protozoans, decided to dip the clam. I did it last night. He made it through fine, and opened up. How long until I can tell if it worked? When should I see his health improve? What should I be looking out for?

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