New clam at lfs

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  1. Yuki Rihwa

    Yuki Rihwa Well-Known Member

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    A bunch of clams just arrived at lfs and 1 of them caught my eyes but I'm not sure about the mantle, look damage or pinched
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    Any suggestions?
     
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    Yuki Rihwa Well-Known Member

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    Look a bit bleached to me on all of them
     
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    I'd pass on the one in the pic but that's just me. Nice colors though
     
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    Yuki Rihwa Well-Known Member

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    I'll come back next week, they all look odd and bleaching. Thanks DSS reef!
     
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    Could possibly be wild caught. The survival rate on those is very poor.
     
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    Yuki Rihwa Well-Known Member

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    Yep, you're right! These clams are wild caught.
    The one in the picture it's look best in the batch, my previous Maxima I bought from this LFS was a wild caught one too :)
    The new clams response to the light very well, the only thing concerned me is that some part of the mantle (outer rim) is shrunk and discolor compare to other part of its mantle.
    These just arrived pretty much 2 days ago (Wed). I might come back tomorrow around noon and check it out again, also these clams were on Radian XR30 LED (30 inches above tank and these clams are 3~4 inches below water line.
     
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    Oh, I also found another LFS that loaded with Derasa Clams (small 2~3 inches) but they are all in similar color shade :( look similar to the picture below in term of color shade
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    they are either a bit darker or a bit whiter to each other.
     
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    The claims just not opened all the way could be due to new environment. Hard to tell with that picture though. Pretty claim though.
    I'd get it.
    They light blue are one of the prettier colors to me
     
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    Aren't you going to the palooza tomorrow?
    Lol

    Where are those derasas?
    I just picked up mine with similar color and size. Took about four days under my lights to color up.

    But you right. Seeing them for several days or more is best if you can. Mine I looked at for a week and a half. Color was faded brown but everything else was healthy.
    Discount!
     
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    Yuki Rihwa Well-Known Member

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    About Palooza, I wanted to go but I got some spending habit problem...last Palooza I burned my pocket around 3k on stuff.....TOO MANY GOODS AND HARD TO PASS :p

    About those Derasa, they are at Tong Tropical Fish Store in Fountain Valey, they stock them in the frag tank I saw about 6~7 available, I think they sell for 39.99 each.

    The new arrival clam I took the picture from SeaSide Tropical Fish Store in Hungtinton Beach you can check it out on your way to Anaheim or your your way back from the event.
     
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    Wow. Actually that's a really good price.


    I may have to venture up there after the plozza too.

    Thanks for the tip!

    I'll be at the palooza with my family tomorrow maybe Sunday too. Depends on if I load the cooler on Saturday.
     
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    It was fully wide opened, its close up because I was place my phone over it to take picture :)
     
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    Oh, don't buy frag at Tong though.
    Seaside Frag tank are cheaper 3x for 30 bucks and the portion a lot bigger but it's just me a newbie in reef world :)
     
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    If you were coming I'd introduce you to my friend, one of the vendors
    :eek:
     
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    @saltyfilmfolks Seaside is worth taking a look at since you’ll be in the neighborhood, the owner David is really nice and good to work with

    Most all my fish have come from there

    Hopefully some of us will meet at the R2R booth tomorrow
     
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    Cool! I'll check to see if it's open Sunday


    I'll be the long haired old guy looking overwhelmed and coveting the clams.
     
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    It's open 7 days a week @10AM~8PM
     
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    I would pass on the Maxima in the first image and go for the Derasa if clams are new to you.
     
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    Just remember yuki, no matter how pretty a clam is if you suspect a disease or anything wrong like pinched mantle it can spread to your other clams and wipe out out your collection. That's a horrible feeling my friend.
     
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    Very true :) Thanks
    I'll watch it for few more weeks, if it does carry disease its probably gone by that time right?
     
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