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Clam ??

Discussion in 'Clams - bivalve molluscs' started by amonchak, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. amonchak

    amonchak Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Treasurer

    Well I guess it's a wait and see game, thanks again.
  2. jonthefb

    jonthefb Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Hope it pulls through for you! Like I said, I have seen clams develop the holes in the mantle that have then recovered from it, but from the pic, it also looks like the inhalent siphon may be gaping. Best of luck!
  3. amonchak

    amonchak Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Treasurer


    Today the clam shifted a bit but it appears the third hole has closed and the inhalent siphon is more closed ( not gaping). The mantle is more extended now and any time a fish swims over it it retracts bit (due to shading I think).

    I think we are back on track but only time will tell.

    For those of you who have maxima clams are the siphons always open or do they close some times?
  4. that0neguy1126

    that0neguy1126 Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Good to hear that it seems like it's in recovery.
  5. dv3

    dv3 Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    good news!

    my clams holes close sometimes
  6. Oceans

    Oceans Copepod

    glad to hear it is doing better. it might have attached itself to the eggcrate and gotten damage when it was removed. Anyhow, anything you buy from us will always come with a week warranty. So you will be covered...until tomorrow. If anything looks like it isnt doing well feel free to return for a full refund. We do ask for a water sample, so bring one in and buy with confidence.
  7. dv3

    dv3 Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    awesome! ...you guys are A+++
  8. amonchak

    amonchak Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Treasurer

    I really think that this shows why it's great having lfs like your's around!! I think it's going to pull through and at this point I would rather "risk it".

    Also when the clam jumped off the rock the first night it landed near a favia. So I'm not sure if it was stung by the favia or was just stressed but I'm not blaming anyone here. Just looking for advice.

    Thanks Again Jeff!!
  9. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

  10. jonthefb

    jonthefb Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    The siphons generally remain open (remember not gaping but open) most of the time.

    And the clam could very well have gotten stung by the favia resulting in the lesion.

    Glad to hear that it is looking better, sounds like it should recover nicely!

    And Jeff, thanks again for the meeting and the guarantee. Had no idea about this!
  11. jonthefb

    jonthefb Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    p.s. don, how is your starfish doing?
  12. dv3

    dv3 Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    its not mving around as much as it did before but is still moving ...stringy stuff has fallen off ...no missing legs .....crossing my fingers ...sounds like it can take a few weeks for them to die after they are doomed?
  13. Mantid

    Mantid Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    I think if your clam does heal up and lives, it would be an insperation for all of us not to give up on things like that. I think if it was my clam, I would have figured it was done for from the beginning. Keep us updated, regardless of the results.

    Regarding syphen being open or close. If you ever read my thread a while back I have a clam that the inlet syphon seems to be torn down to the foot area. Its still like this but thriving. It does seem to keep this hole closed up more than my other clams, I assume becuase that hole so big.

    Here is a link to that old thread: http://www.marinecolorado.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4878

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