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That is a T. noae. They are all wild caught. Even if you clean them well there may be egg mass of the Pyramid snails that you missed in there crevices if the shell. Keep a close eye on him. Remove and check weekly for 6 weeks or so until you are sure that there are no parasite.
they are a little rarer than other clams and usually a little more expensive.

Good luck with him.
 
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That is a T. noae. They are all wild caught. Even if you clean them well there may be egg mass of the Pyramid snails that you missed in there crevices if the shell. Keep a close eye on him. Remove and check weekly for 6 weeks or so until you are sure that there are no parasite.
they are a little rarer than other clams and usually a little more expensive.

Good luck with him.
I found one pyramid snail on him and have been checking every time I look at the tank. He’s isolated in a QT tank. Would a FW Dip help in removing some pests as I know I can’t dip this guy in any coral dips? Thanks for the ID!
 

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This is how I deal with mine. These are wild caught and always infected.

I would not do FWD unless I think they are infected with PMD
 

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Wow, That's a beauty! I usually run a toothpick into and along the tight spaces between the scutes. That will dislodge any baby PSnails. When the clam can completely close like yours, I gently scrub the clam with a toothbrush using temp matched freshwater and then usually quickly rinse it in the freshwater before placing back into the tank. I have never had a problem doing this.
 
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This is how I deal with mine. These are wild caught and always infected.

I would not do FWD unless I think they are infected with PMD
Wow, That's a beauty! I usually run a toothpick into and along the tight spaces between the scutes. That will dislodge any baby PSnails. When the clam can completely close like yours, I gently scrub the clam with a toothbrush using temp matched freshwater and then usually quickly rinse it in the freshwater before placing back into the tank. I have never had a problem doing this.
Got it, I brushed it pretty well everywhere I could when I got it yesterday. Breaking off the scutes does sound like a helpful idea but I like the way they look. Will keep an eye on it, thanks for the suggestions!
 

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Got it, I brushed it pretty well everywhere I could when I got it yesterday. Breaking off the scutes does sound like a helpful idea but I like the way they look. Will keep an eye on it, thanks for the suggestions!
I like scutes too! That is why I use the toothpick and scrape between the scutes, then gently brush quickly with freshwater of equal temp and place into the tank.
 
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Here are the new scuttes and new shell coming in On the same clam. After that initial clean I did not find any more parasites. I guess I prefer to get them all at one time.
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What a beauty! Is mine a "teardrop"? Just doing more research on them and can't wait to see them extend a bit more. Thanks!
 

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What a beauty! Is mine a "teardrop"? Just doing more research on them and can't wait to see them extend a bit more. Thanks!
Your clam used to be call Teardrop Maxima. It is actually a different species and it is now a separate species, T. noae. They don't even interbreed with Maxima
 
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Clam update:

It was in the quarantine tank for two weeks and I have inspected/brushed it regularly. While it was in there, it did not attach itself to any of the rock rubble underneath it. Once I moved it to the display, it attached within a day. This is the second day in the DT.

Is this as open/expanded as it will get? It may be slightly tilted to the right. It has attached to a couple of rocks I placed it on top of.

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i expect the noae will expand its mantle further as it continues to settle in.

here’s an article on noae clams you’ll enjoying reading:

 

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