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Clam damage or what?

Discussion in 'Inverts and other Marine Animals' started by Wet Paycheck, May 6, 2016.

  1. Wet Paycheck

    Wet Paycheck Copepod

    I have to admit, I have not had much success with clams. I noticed mine not wanting to open so much. I checked the tissue and I want to know if this looks like it has been snacked on.
     
  2. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Look into freshwater dips for pinched mantle. I don't have a ton of experience with clam issues, but I think that's a good place to start. James Fatheree (sp?) has published a number of really good articles on Advanced Aquarist.
     
  3. J.guokas

    J.guokas Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    It looks to me like something has taken some bites out of it. In my experience fresh water dips are pretty iffy.


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  4. szavoda

    szavoda Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Check the foot (after dark) for pyramid snails.
     
  5. Wet Paycheck

    Wet Paycheck Copepod

    Didn't see any. Really puzzled here. I think it might be a damsel
     
  6. J.guokas

    J.guokas Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Didn't you buy those shrimp off of me? The reason I got rid of them was because they kept nipping at my clams....


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  7. Wet Paycheck

    Wet Paycheck Copepod

    Lol. They never come out of the rock work. I put a time lapse up and am about to watch it. Hopefully it reveals something
     
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  8. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Good idea! I bet one at night with a red light would be cool to see.
     
  9. NanoNexx

    NanoNexx Copepod

    I'd recommend doing a freshwater dip using RO water for 30 minutes, just make sure that the PH is the same as your display. In a few days,you should start seeing some results, if not repeat the process.
     
  10. J.guokas

    J.guokas Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    What did you find out?


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  11. Wet Paycheck

    Wet Paycheck Copepod

    Well I think it was one of my fish. I placed it in my daughters tank and it is fully open now. Thanks for asking!
     
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