I saw that as well but the clam closes fully it reacts to light normally it’s just that open spot that is odd to me. Otherwise it looks and acts “normal”It looks to me like the middle area of the mantle is clear/translucent. The maxima that I just had die had this until it finally passed.
agree 1000%. Too much dipping and dosing in this hobby nowadays, and then ask questions laterThat is an extremely stressed Maxima. He may not make it. FWD is NOT a treatment for Pyramid snails, so if he survive this episode, you still need to QT and treat him for Pyramid snails still. FWD definitely is stressful for the animal, I would not do it unless I determine that my clam has PMD.
All you can do is cross your fingers, and toes ans whatever else and hope for the best. That and provide optimal light flow and water condition. Good luck
So just for clarification I have kept clams forever and rarely loose them. 10 min RO/DI dip and they r good. Ive never struggled with it. But Ive never had a clam gape that wide after before.agree 1000%. Too much dipping and dosing in this hobby nowadays, and then ask questions later
From the pictures in this thread, the clam seem to be a Maxima. If you can post a current picture, not stressed or sick, It would be relatively easy to ID him. I am glad he is doing much better.UPDATE: Clam is totally fine intake syphon normal and mantle open up beautifully no discoloration at all. looks like he was just purposely terrifying me while he was acclimating. I do believe it is a crocea the shell doesn't look like a maxima to me
I have dealt with pyramids before no worries but here r recent pictures. These r as good as I can get right nowFrom the pictures in this thread, the clam seem to be a Maxima. If you can post a current picture, not stressed or sick, It would be relatively easy to ID him. I am glad he is doing much better.
Still need to watch him for Pyramid snails. Here is my write up on how to eradicate Pyramid snails.
How I deal with Pyram snails, the Giant Clam parasitic snails.