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Old 03-12-2012, 10:23 PM   #11
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I picked him up and it's not actually a shell but it is where the two shells come together. I took a picture of it, it's not the greatest pic though but it's the best I could do on the iphone.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:06 PM   #12
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That looks like his foot to me, but I am definitely no expert on clams.
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If your friend ripped it off of the rock it was on, that very well could have killed it.
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I never thought of that so i just called and he said he didnt rip him off the rock. He thinks it could be stress but i think its way past that. I have been looking all iver online and cant find anything yet thats like him.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:46 AM   #15
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Does it looks like a snail shell?
What do the small coned snails mean?
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It's a type of parasite called Pyramidellid snails. They puncture the tissue near the joint and go all vampire on the clam's rear. But if you're not seeing them (generally less than 1 cm long) then I wouldn't worry about it.
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It's a type of parasite called Pyramidellid snails. They puncture the tissue near the joint and go all vampire on the clam's rear. But if you're not seeing them (generally less than 1 cm long) then I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #18
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So I set up a sick tank for him with the tank water so not to shock him too much and placed him on his rock last night. I figured this way the cleaner beast wouldnt pick him to death. This morning he was totally open and smelling pretty bad so I'm assuming the poor fellow died. I'm not sure what happened to him but i dont think i'll be taking anymore clams from anyone. To stressfull!!! Thanks all for the help, not sure if i could have done anything to help him because he went so fast. Poor little guy.
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Sorry to hear that. Hard to say for sure what killed him. I doubt the shrimp killed him, but it certainly didn't help.
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Thanks. I agree it was not the shrimp because he looked bad before he got near him. Just didnt help at all by picking him in his distress. Im just assuming that he was already sick and the move probably did him in. Im just sorry there was nothing i could do. Probably wont be taking clams off anyones hands again, i feel so guilty now, the poor thing. Thanks guys for trying to help! Was def. a learning exp.
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