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Well I needed some small emerald crabs and my lfs’s only had massive sized ones or none at all so I decided to stop at the one petco I consider to have a decent aquarium staff (their tanks actually look good and their fish and inverts don’t look half dead).

Well long story short I walked away with a deresa clam for $29.99. I’ve wanted to get a Tridacna clam for a while (I’ll admit maxima or crocea were my first choices) but my first clam over 20 years ago was a deresa so I figured for the price I couldn’t go wrong and it’s colors are actually pretty good (really bright blue rim and deep golden center)





It opened right up after a 45 min acclimation and I’m struggling to get a good pic because it’s very light sensitive so a good sign there as well. The foot was healthy and attached to a price of coral rubble so a lot of positive signs.
 
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Well I may regret this later but I have always loved the look of urchins, especially longspine Diadema’s. Well I saw a couple at the store so I pulled the trigger and bought them since I needed some algae control and they are great for that

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I also found a small maxima for a great price so I got it too
 
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I love urchins. Without them, coralline would grow out of control in my tank. I have three tuxedos in my 90g. Only downfall with them is the frag kidnapping. [emoji16]
I’m not worried about what the urchin will do in the tank, I’m worried I will forget about it and stick myself lol
 
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Hard to capture but the colors on this clam are amazing the mantle is deep purple almost black with bright blue dots all over it. I actually had to udjust my mp10’s in the 8g so they turn off every so often so I can look down on the rank and see this and the deresa
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Here is the top down of the 8g that is actually my wife’s tank
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