Is my Tridacna crocea clam dying ??

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by :-^-Shame-^-:, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. Hi there

    I think my Tridacna crocea clam might be dying but im not sure. Over the
    last 3 weeks it has gotten more and more pale. From being dark purple to now
    almost white. I first tryet moving it higher in the tank but nothing
    happend. I have now placed it high in the tank and in some more current to
    see if that helps. I have 2 other crocea clams which where at the same place
    as the ill one in the tank(they where all on the bottom at the front of the
    tank). I dont feed them anything and they had all 3 been doing fine until
    now.... It still opens and closes up when a fish come near or if i move it.
    It also closes up at night and opens up again the next morning - just like
    the 2 others which are fine....

    What can i do/what is wrong ???

    Brian
    Denmark
     
    :-^-Shame-^-:, Sep 15, 2003
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  2. we need details on your tank, you tell nothing about water conditions,
    lighting, etc.....etc...etc...

    kc


    ":-^-Shame-^-:" <Saftkongen@hotmail.Remove.com> wrote in message
    news:3f65dfaf$0$7261$ba624c82@nntp02.dk.telia.net...
    > Hi there
    >
    > I think my Tridacna crocea clam might be dying but im not sure. Over the
    > last 3 weeks it has gotten more and more pale. From being dark purple to

    now
    > almost white. I first tryet moving it higher in the tank but nothing
    > happend. I have now placed it high in the tank and in some more current to
    > see if that helps. I have 2 other crocea clams which where at the same

    place
    > as the ill one in the tank(they where all on the bottom at the front of

    the
    > tank). I dont feed them anything and they had all 3 been doing fine until
    > now.... It still opens and closes up when a fish come near or if i move

    it.
    > It also closes up at night and opens up again the next morning - just like
    > the 2 others which are fine....
    >
    > What can i do/what is wrong ???
    >
    > Brian
    > Denmark
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    Dragon Slayer, Sep 16, 2003
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  3. :-^-Shame-^-:

    Rugburns Guest

    1st make sure you have a strong light. Metal hilide is the best. Vho
    will not do it.

    2nd place it as hi as you can in the tank.

    We need more detail about the quality of the water. Do you add micro
    algae to the tank? They also need to eat. ell me more details.

    Ruggie
     
    Rugburns, Sep 16, 2003
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  4. All water para. are great - do i have to list em ..... No2/3 = 0, dKH = 9,
    Ca = 480, pH = 8,2.
    I have 2x 150 watts HQI 10.000K brand new bulbs + 20 watts of blue light.

    My tank is 470 liter - see more of it here www.coralreef.dk - text in danish
    but the pics aint !!!



    "Dragon Slayer" <koi_man(nospam)@hotmail.com> skrev i en meddelelse
    news:bk5qqe$nqh$1@news3.infoave.net...
    > we need details on your tank, you tell nothing about water conditions,
    > lighting, etc.....etc...etc...
    >
    > kc
    >
    >
    > ":-^-Shame-^-:" <Saftkongen@hotmail.Remove.com> wrote in message
    > news:3f65dfaf$0$7261$ba624c82@nntp02.dk.telia.net...
    > > Hi there
    > >
    > > I think my Tridacna crocea clam might be dying but im not sure. Over the
    > > last 3 weeks it has gotten more and more pale. From being dark purple to

    > now
    > > almost white. I first tryet moving it higher in the tank but nothing
    > > happend. I have now placed it high in the tank and in some more current

    to
    > > see if that helps. I have 2 other crocea clams which where at the same

    > place
    > > as the ill one in the tank(they where all on the bottom at the front of

    > the
    > > tank). I dont feed them anything and they had all 3 been doing fine

    until
    > > now.... It still opens and closes up when a fish come near or if i move

    > it.
    > > It also closes up at night and opens up again the next morning - just

    like
    > > the 2 others which are fine....
    > >
    > > What can i do/what is wrong ???
    > >
    > > Brian
    > > Denmark
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    :-^-Shame-^-:, Sep 16, 2003
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  5. :-^-Shame-^-:

    Rugburns Guest

    They need metal halide. Regular 10,000K will not do it even if you have
    four of them.

    Ruggie
     
    Rugburns, Sep 16, 2003
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  6. Rugburns, HQI are MH lights, that is a common name for double ended bulbs.

    as for the clam i have no idea, your water conditions seam up to par and
    lighting is good depending on how far the clam is away from the light.

    how far is it?

    kc

    "Rugburns" <rugburns_69@webtv.net> wrote in message
    news:21025-3F677B60-619@storefull-2133.public.lawson.webtv.net...
    > They need metal halide. Regular 10,000K will not do it even if you have
    > four of them.
    >
    > Ruggie
    >
     
    Dragon Slayer, Sep 17, 2003
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  7. I have 2x 150 watts MH (we call em HQI here in Denmark :eek:)

    I have tried placing it higher in the tank - no result, it actually crawled
    down to the bottom substrate again !!

    I do not add micro algae to the tank - Should i ??? If need any more water
    param. just tell me and i will mesure it for you :-D

    Thanks so much in advance......



    "Rugburns" <rugburns_69@webtv.net> skrev i en meddelelse
    news:26777-3F676F2E-173@storefull-2135.public.lawson.webtv.net...
    > 1st make sure you have a strong light. Metal hilide is the best. Vho
    > will not do it.
    >
    > 2nd place it as hi as you can in the tank.
    >
    > We need more detail about the quality of the water. Do you add micro
    > algae to the tank? They also need to eat. ell me more details.
    >
    > Ruggie
    >
     
    :-^-Shame-^-:, Sep 17, 2003
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