Clams. Who's got them?

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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    Please post here if you:
    (a) have or have had clams
    (b) how long you kept them alive or have had them
    (c) whether you dose(d) Phyto or any other food for them or if you just let them fend for themselves
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    i have had my clam for 2 years and do not dose anything for food for the clam
     
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    Solarfall Totally Gnar

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    I've had my Tridacna maxima for like... 5 or 6 months now I think. When I feed my other corals sometimes I shoot phyto at it but I don't think the clam takes it. I've heard rotifers are their favorite food.
     
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    queenangel77

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    I have also had 2 clams for 2 years. dont directly feed it anyhting but a lot of light and good calcium and water conditions.
     
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    dcantucson

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    I have 3 clams. One I have had for 2+ years and has grown very large. I think it has been supplemented indirectly with coral foods I have put in the water. The other two and much newer. One about 6 months and the other I just got this week.
     
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    d2mini VIP Member

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    oh! Oh! I do! I do!

    a)Yes!
    b)5 days so far!
    c)Phyto and directly under my MH, but on the floor right now.

    Crappy pic, bad location again. I need to get an acrylic box for some top down shots.
    The blue one is really more green than blue.

    They are Vanuatu Maxima

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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    Thanks! I learned something new. I thought they needed Phyto dosing to survive but it seems as though I was wrong. Simply providing good light seems to be sufficient for them. Does anyone know what benefit Phyto provides to either their health or coloration?
     
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    Navarchus Almost smarter than a pig

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    Me too, me too!!

    Had mine for half a year. No special feeding, but STRONG lights and calcuim supplements. It seems to be doing well, and was easire to keep than I thought. I think it may be taking Ca2+ from my corals though.

    btw, nice new clam there d2mini!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I had 4 clams in my 240. They were named Clamantha, Clamelia, Clamentine and Clamanda. No phyto. Just light.
     
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    ccCapt Reef Hacker Moderator

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    I've had my maxima maybe 4-5 yrs. Never fed it anything.

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    d2mini VIP Member

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    You forgot about Clamidia. :lol:
     
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    XxKnuckleheadxX

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    heres a pic of 2 of the 3 i have in my tank right now. please buy them lol
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    I bought Knuckleheads third one, about a week ago. My understanding is they are like most filter feeders and get their nutrients out of the water column. I feed twice a week with phyto feast, and arcti pods, I'm sure that helps mine a bit.

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    XxKnuckleheadxX

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    phyto is great for them. they also take in nitrates too!
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Yeah, mines happy as a ummm, well clam. He's happy as a clam.
     
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    I have a crocea for about 2 months. I do so phyto about 2x per week. I'm not really on a strict dosing schedule for it. So far its grown a little bit.

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    reeffreak

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    I have a maxima about two years now.I haven't fed it ever and it is about 5'' from the surface.
     
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    d2mini VIP Member

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    How do you guys get them to attach to rocks and not fall off?
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    You have to give them a stern talking to about coming down off their rock, and the reprocussions involved:mrgreen:
     
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    XxKnuckleheadxX

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    once they attach there foot to the rock. your not gonna get them off. most likeley you will tear there foot and in turn mostly would kill em.
     
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