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Old 02-12-2005, 08:37 PM   #11
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We just posted some pics of some crocea that we bought yesterday and they look very much like this but yours has deeper fluted sides. they are in my gallery.
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Old 02-12-2005, 09:34 PM   #12
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It looks like a Crocea clam to me. It will need hight light to thrive as well as suplimental feeding. DTs or Phytofeast would do the trick for you.
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Hey Rev, being a Crocea(or even a Maxima-still not positive) the general consensus is they NEED MH to thrive. Fluorescents just aren't intense enough. You may be able to keep it alive, but it wouldn't surprise me if it browned out in a few weeks or months. :| That is what I read while researching before buying mine- I have no first hand experience w/ this though.That being said, I think your best bet would be target feeding it DT's phyto (it's the best phyto out there, IMO) once or twice a week. As far as attaching goes, it can happen in 24-48 hours or months. FWIW, mine wouldn't attach until I moved it from my sandbed to about 3/4ths the way up my tank, almost directly under a MH. IME, they are very light needy, they can handle everyting you can throw at them and love it!
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they'll attach within a few days if not overnight, that definitly looks like a crocea. any phyto plankton type food should do, something to watch are spikes in alk,ph, ca they seem to stress when these levels arent stable. also if it looks like the "mouth" part is open very wide for a period of time this is a sign of stress.
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Old 02-13-2005, 04:06 AM   #15
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Wow I was under the impression I could keep this clam under my current lighting. Guess I was wrong.

I guess I am going to go ahead and do it. I am going to get a retrofit kit with 2 250w MH 14k and use my cf that I already have. I will build a new hood for them hopefully Saturday. Now all thats left is telling the wife.......
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Old 02-13-2005, 04:43 AM   #16
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Great choice, you will be very happy. Wait until you see the shimmer MH's create in the water, just like natural sunlight. It's very cool! Not to mention, everything in your tank will appreciate it w/ some caution. Having enough lighting will never be an issue again! Though you could keep a Derasa, Squamosa, or Hippo clam w/ what you have if your interested. Good luck.
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Beutiful clam, rev.....enjoy it.....
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I agree i say it is a crocea
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Old 02-14-2005, 03:39 PM   #19
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How long do you think it will be fine until I get the MH's? I have placed it about 3 inches from the top of the water, and will feed it some microplankton evry so often.
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With the lights you have I'd say a couple of weeks shouldn't hurt too much.
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