My wife surprised me with a Clam today. I believe it is a Tridacnid crocea. She had already placed it in the tank when I came home. She said she acclimated it for temp and water. My tank parameters are NH3
0, pH8.2, temperature 82, Nitrate 0, Calcium 420ppm, Alk
The problem is the clam is large and partly open. It does not respond with complete closure. I noticed an emerald crab had grabbed hold of it's mantle and was pulling at it. I moved the clam to another area on the rocks infrequested by crabs. It was on the sand bed. During the move is when I noticed it did not respond. The clam is fully retracted from it's shell and the shell is partially open.
My wife was so excited to show me her surprise and equally disappointed when the clam seemed distressed or dead. Any ideas? It now has been in my tank about 7 hours.
BTW I do have MH
lighting augmented with actinic for a total of 9 watts/gallon.