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!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.
This is how I deal with mine. These are wild caught and always infected.
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I would not do FWD unless I think they are infected with PMD
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!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.
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.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!
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!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.
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 MaximaWhat a beauty! Is mine a "teardrop"? Just doing more research on them and can't wait to see them extend a bit more. Thanks!