clam

  1. ajtomase

    Where did you get your clam from

    For those that have clams, where did you get it from? Pacific East Aquaculture, Clam Mania, or an LFS?
  2. Poocasso85

    Weird turkey wing clam

    It looks like it has teeth..
  3. CreatiVe2

    Gobes and the Clam

    Just figured I would throw this funny picture out there, there is a pistol shrimp on the other side of my tank that this guy bonded with, then peaced out ✌️ because the den was too small. Ever since then he has paired with this clam. He Hangs out on it all day, and defends when fish come close...
  4. A

    Which clam would do best under this light

    I have this budget reef light I got off Amazon a while back. Anyways could I keep a derasa clam and if not what about a thorny oyster or a flame scallop? I know this isn’t the most intense light but could I raise it up with some rock? Thanks in advance!
  5. Gator2019

    Purchased as live rock, but it moves.

    I assume this is a clam because it opens and closes every now and then, but I don’t see any eyes. Bought it from a LFS as live rock, but it much have gotten mixed up. Any chance on ID/ how to take care of it in an establishing tank.
  6. Gator2019

    Purchased as live rock, but it moves.

    I assume this is a clam because it opens and closes every now and then, but I don’t see any eyes. Bought it from a LFS as live rock, but it much have gotten mixed up. Any chance on ID/ how to take care of it in an establishing tank.
  7. ajtomase

    Clam placement top of tank

    Has anyone placed their clams at the top of their tanks? I'm looking to turn my tank into an LPS dominant tank which means my substrate may not have enough par for a clam, but the top of my aquascape might.
  8. Schraufabagel

    Squamosa Clam Input

    I like the look of clams and I am exploring if it would be feasible to have in my new reef tank. I wouldn’t get one for the tank for a long time (6+ months), but I want to know if I should leave space for it if I can support it. I have a Waterbox Peninsula Mini 25 and an AI Prime 16. Per ORA’s...
  9. Squeven

    ID hitchhiker that started on snail shell.

    Hello All, A while ago I purchased a turbo snail that had a strange clam looking hitchhiker. Didn’t think anything of it, but I found one at the waterline of my tank. It doesn’t look harmful, but I would like to know what it is. I am upgrading to a larger aquarium soon, and would also like to...
  10. R

    Help with Clams and Lighting

    Pardon the unfamiliarity, my grandma gifted me some smallish (2-3 inch) pismo clams that she had bred in her tank, in hopes that I could raise a few of them on my own. She recommended quite a bit of heavy duty lighting equipment, but I'm tight on money and was wondering if there is a way I can...
  11. R

    Proper lighting for small to mid-size clams?

    Pardon the unfamiliarity, my grandma gifted me some smallish (2-3 inch) pismo clams that she had bred in her tank, in hopes that I could raise a few of them on my own. She recommended quite a bit of heavy duty lighting equipment, but I'm tight on money and was wondering if there is a way I can...
  12. P

    What are your thoughts on babylon snails

    So I got two babylon snails... What has everyone's experience been like with babylon snails. Have you had any problems with them... You know eating other things you didn't intend for them to eat? Also I initially didn't think I wanted clams... At least not yet, so I thought I'd be OK. But now...
  13. MartinM

    What PAR are your maximas under?

    The last time I had a maxima, PAR meters hadn’t been invented. It was 15cm+, grew like crazy, and was maybe 15cm beneath a 150w, 10k halide bulb. I’m back in the hobby now and have two large (20cm+) maximas (one blue, one pink) currently on the sand at about 225-250 PAR as measured by my...
  14. Chipper1978

    Do Derasa Clams Need Low Nitrates?

    My tank is pushing one year old and has become pretty stable. Today I received my first derasa clam (less than 2 inches). Tonight I stumbled across an article on Algae Barn which stated they need low nitrate, below 2 ppm. If this is true, my clam is in trouble because my nitrate usually hovers...
  15. N.Sreefer

    Tips for first clam? Easiest species?

    What tips would yall have for someone whos never kept clams before? I heard gigas are easier than maxima and I have a 6foot tank so I was considering them, is it true they're easier than dersa and maxima? Most specimens I see online are 2 inches or under I heard they don't ship well under 3...
  16. morgan_jAq

    Should I be concerned?

    Just got this new maxima and gave him a FW dip to make sure no Pyramid snails but his “mouth” looks like this. My other clam doesn’t seem so pronounced. Should I be concerned?
  17. GlassMunky

    Emergency: Derasa Clam Detached Hinge

    Hopefully someone here can help out! I woke up yesterday to find my LARGE Derasa clam had managed to somehow detach its hinge. When I touch it, it still reacts and try’s to move, but you can feel that the 2 half’s of the shell move independently of each other and are not connected at the hinge...
  18. M

    Red Serpent Starfish, ophioderma squamosissimus, reef safe or not? (nano fish, coral, clams)

    Could someone who's had a red serpent stafish in a reef tank chime in with their insight? I'd really appreciate it :) I found this old thead about it, but it's vague. It's unclear if there are multiple species of red serpent starfish, and if they are all reef safe. I just ordered a Red Serpent...
  19. Macbalacano

    EMERGENCY: Squamosa Clam Keeps Staying Closed for Past 36 Hours

    Current Issue: Squamosa Clam keeps closing or is only slightly open for the past 36 hours Based on my past experiences with clams, I am worried that it will die of starvation/exhaustion if it is not back to normal soon I've run out of ideas as to what to do to fix the issue, any help or ideas...
  20. rhostam

    Tridacna Maxima physical status.

    Hi all, Yesterday I received my first small tridacna maxima. A beautiful shy thing at first. The first few hours it was doing fine. It was acclimated for just over an hour using the traditional drip. I inspected it looking for things that resembled grains of sand like organisms. I admit...
  21. carterpaules

    Build Thread Lagoon 25

    HI all I got a Lagoon 25 heres my build list cuz i got it copied Aquarium NUVO Fusion Lagoon 25 Pro - AIO 25 Gallon Aquarium Bundle - Innovative Marine Stand Eclife bathroom vanity ATO 5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with ATO Smart ATO Micro Kit w/Pump - Automatic Top Off System - AutoAqua HOB Overlow...
  22. Macbalacano

    Normal Alk Consumption? Reefer 170 with mostly LPS + Clam

    Photo and tank parameters below. Started dosing about a month ago due to getting a Squamosa Clam, its currently about 4 inches. Tank is mostly LPS with a couple of montiporas. I'm continuously having to increase my two-part dosing. I'm currently dosing Alk + Calc ESV at 6ml a day. 1ml x 6 doses...
  23. D

    Previously happy clam closed and looks unhappy

    Hello all, My Squamosa clam looks unwell, today I came home from work to find it was closed up. It's been happy for a while, I've had it for over 2 years at this point. It's probably 7" tip to tip at this point and it's grown 1.5" since upgrading my tank in May. I left for work last night at...
  24. AlgaeBarn

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  25. Z

    Something growing on my clam

    Hey guys, not sure what’s growing on my clam here is a photo of it. I appreciate any help id it. Thank you!
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