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Old 02-01-2004, 05:59 PM   #11
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It sucks

Seriously, it is very unhealthy, not sure why these other guys are trying to shine you on...luckily for you though, I happen to be an expert in clams and can get it back into good health for you, just send it to me. I wouldn't do this for just anyone
LMAO now this is comical LOL

Nice try RR... But I agree I am also an Expert in clams If you dont want kevin to nurse it I can nurse it back to health for ya too...

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Old 02-01-2004, 07:15 PM   #12
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Just for the record you clam "experts" Brndnfrb currently has it on the substrate, should he move it up on the rocks? I though if it was a maxima the substrate would be best. Don't let me lead him astray.
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:24 PM   #13
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I like keeping my clams on the substrate, but maximas and croceas need a hard substrate to secure their byssal fillaments to, I accomplish this by puttin a flat rock under them on the sand

Maximas and croceas are boring (digging into the rock) clams, so they are more comfortable on a rocky substrate, however all tridacnids are (IMO) best viewed from above.
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Old 02-01-2004, 07:29 PM   #14
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KK, thanks. I'll hook him up with a flat rock.
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So RR you were kidding when you said it sucks right? I hope. I know it is gaping so will that go away or is there somethig that i need to do? I am kind of confused on if you really think that it sucks. Well i guess it doesnt matter /c i freaking like it alot. well any input would be great
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I think it is awesome, but the sucks comment was to further my larcenous ruse to get you to send me the clam LOL, can you take a pic of the side of it's shell for me? Get the clam to close first, I'm still hoping to ID it for you. The gaping is common for newly aquired clams, it is a stress response, IME, they will stop gaping withina day or two and this usually coincides with attatching themselves to a rock via their byssal filiments. The exeption to this would be gigas, squamosas and all but the smaller (less than 4") derasas, the rely on their weight to keep them in one place. One thing to note about clams that are attatched to rocks via byssal filiments, the filiments are very strong and must be cut (razor blade works well) as close to the rock and far away from the clam as possible. If you jus pull them up, it is quite possible and likely you will rip their byssal gland out of the shell, this will almost certainly kill the clam. The kicker to that is...it usually takes a couple of days for it to die, so if the LFS employee ripped they byssal gland out....it is likely you would never associate it's death to the manner in which it was removed from the tank.
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Old 02-01-2004, 10:13 PM   #17
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UH OH! 8O The LFS doos had to give him a tug to get him off. All looked well when he pulled him off! Anything he can do?
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Nope, hope and pray the byssal gland was not ripped out of the clam.
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Oh great now i am worried. But i do know that if he doid hurt it when he puled it off we will be going to raise hell. Anyways i will try to get a decent picture of it tonight or tom. Reefnewb if you see this give me a call later tonight i will be home around 10:30. Hopefully he stops gaping soon.
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