Pseudosquilla Ciliata

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Brady4000

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I would say “maybe” it can coexist with your clam lol, only because it a spearing mantis shrimp. If it was a smasher, it would say 100% will kill the clam.

It’s all on the personality of the mantis. But I would be prepared to loss anything in the tank that has a soft spot. Including your Maxima Clam

As for inverts, I would think anything with a hard shell should be fine from a spearing mantis shrimp. They go after soft foods and fish. They can go after other soft shell inverts like other shrimp as well.

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I feed mine regular clams and based on the way it acts as soon as the clam hits the water I would not do it. Mine is a smasher and he smashes the shell into pieces. I am not sure how long you've had the mantis but they get quite large and fast.
It turns into a rabid like creature when it gets the scent of clam.
 
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I feed mine regular clams and based on the way it acts as soon as the clam hits the water I would not do it. Mine is a smasher and he smashes the shell into pieces. I am not sure how long you've had the mantis but they get quite large and fast.
It turns into a rabid like creature when it gets the scent of clam.

Pseudosquilla Ciliata is a spearer not smasher. Diet is shrimp and fish.
 

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