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Old 08-26-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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Hello I was looking to get some freshwater clams to add to my fish tank I have flora max as a substrate (from petsmart) and was needing to know how to care for them and is any of my fish would harm it? I have 1Pic Cat~4Coreys~9black skirt tetras~8blood tetras~ 1angel fish and geting more~2chines alge eaters-BN pleco~mistury snail~ gold fish{re homing soon} 1 Bala shark (well be given to pet store onece reaches Ap 4-5in in length.~~~~~~I do have live plants to and do not want them to be harmed to~~~~~
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:42 AM   #2
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I would not get freshwater clams for three main reasons. One, they are burrowers and could be destructive. Two, they are filter feeders so care is very difficult. Three, in most cases, the larvae are parisitic and can stress your fish.
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Realy? I don't know there larva was like that!....
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Most freshwater clams have larvae that enter the gills of fish. It isn't fatal but it really is stressful.
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