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Old 01-16-2009, 08:29 PM   #11
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I have my clam up on the rocks and have them placed so he cant come off there. Build a rail of rocks around him if you get my drift.
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I have not *seen* any fish pay the clam(s) any attention. I do have a coral Beauty which the LFS says may pick on it, But I have not seen that happen..

It's not infront of a powerhead directly or anything, so I don't believe there's too much flow.

What is a Pyramid snail?

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Here's an article on them: Distressed Clam? Take a Good, Hard Look by Chris Stewart - Reefkeeping.com Since the clams are opening up at your lfs it probably isn't your main cause, but still something to look out for. How is your second clam reacting?
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I placed the clam on the rock shelf again, and 30 minutes later the clam is back down in the sand.. Only I'm not sure if the clam actually jumped down, or if the snails/crabs are kocking it off the rock. I would think the clam would be too heavy for the snails/crabs to move, but maybe not!?

I can't keep it on the rocks it just ends up back in the sand.

I do have little tiny snails, but not the pyramid type, they are the little round ones, like baby turbo snails or something..

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You can try making a bommy with rock fragments on the sandbed for it to attach to and just leave it be for now and see how it reacts. It obviously does not like being up in that part of the rock structure for some reason, but may accustom to other areas.
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:43 PM   #16
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FWIW I would try to find a place, on the live rock, that you can create an area (using small rubble) like a cup (of sorts) so that the clam sits down it in. I'm thinking that perhaps a fast swimming fish is dislodging it or maybe a crab etc. Once the clam has sat stationary for a few days, it will quickly attach to the rock. Crocea clams should really be placed on live rock.....they secrete an acid to litterally attach to the rock...hence their name of 'boring clam' (not like un-interesting....but like to bore into rock nyuk nyuk nyuk). Try to get the clam higher up on the rock too if possible.

On a side note here.....I have a crocea clam that I swore was part kamikaze. For a week I had to constantly put it back up on the liverock. I could never actually see how it ended up on the sand but every morning there it was. I finally found a good niche to tuck him into and he finally cemented in his byssal threads to the rock and he wasn't going to come off for anything.

Anyway....I would really strongly encourage you to place the crocea high up on the live rock. He'll attach himself before you know it.

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