My clam moved

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    jwaf

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    I have a giant clam on a tile in the sand bed. over the last couple of weeks it has shifted to the glass. it opens fine but is a hassle when cleaning. I would move the tile but it is on the edge so if i move it the clam would tip over. Any suggestions?
     
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    When it comes to clams or anemones IMO where they go is up to them and its probably where they are most happiest. Just my .02

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    Ok thanks!
     
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    Put clams in a thick shell and let them attach. Then you can easily move them around but be aware that if the shell is thin they will break it. They emit n enzyme that can break rock so that they can put their foot down in a crack and grip on. Do NOT pull a clam once it is attached or it will stress out its foot muscle and it will die.

    It will be interesting to see if the clam can break the glass. I would guess not.
     
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