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Old 02-11-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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crocea clams

Woohoo!!! We found a new fish store today in Austin and they had two crocea clams for 50$ apiece. Beautiful blue ones. They are about 3 to 4" across and they constitute the final additions to our 90g. Now we can just sit back and let the corals go crazy. The only thing we still want is a regal blue tang and then we are done. We also picked up a rbta for the 20g.
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Old 02-12-2005, 01:19 AM   #2
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Congrats kat!! Croceas are beautiful pieces. They are not sand dwellers but instead prefer to live in the rock structure. They will attach themselves permanently, so placing each on a small, moveable piece of LR, or a half-shell from another clam is a good idea so it can be easily moved in the future. They are the most light needy of all Tridacna clams. I've had the best results w/ mine high up in the tank-about 3/4ths of the way right under an MH. And trust me, they can handle, and will do best in, ALL the light you can provide to them. Best of luck.
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I have set them on a small flat stone each and have posted pics in my gallery whenever they clear pending status. They are beautiful. We have 2 250w 20,000k mh bulbs with 10,000k and actinic normal output flourescents. I think they will be fine on the lighting. After they attach to the rocks I can raise them higher in the tank, but for now they are on the bottom.
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but for now they are on the bottom.
Good idea. Let them acclimate themselves to your tank for a couple weeks before moving them around. Provided good lighting-which you have- and water, they are fairly hardy once they are fully acclimated.
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