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HI, ive had this crocea clam for about a week now, and it is my first. it looks kind of strange to me as a corner of its mantle it almost seems to keep tucked inside its shell.

it dosent quite look like PMD to me. I almost wonder if something has gotten inside the shell and is irritating it. I made sure it didnt hit air at any time when I got it at my LFS and acclimated it to my tank. but I burped it anyway just to be sure. it has been at my LFS for about 3 months and i inspected it as closely as i could and seen no signs of any kinds of parasites such as pyramid snails.

 

does anyone have any ideas? I almost thought too much flow but both of my powerheads are more than halfway up pointing towards the surface a bit more. so while that might be a reason I wanted to exhaust all other possibilities

 

 

here is a picture of it the day after I got it. about a week ago.

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and here it is last night. sorry for the quality. hes moved in such a way you have to photo him through the side of the tank.

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any thoughts?

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luckie1966

I'm new here but it always goes like this.......need to post all of your all your water parameters, if that's all good I would definitely try feeding him.

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On 12/30/2016 at 8:20 AM, corey01 said:

HI, ive had this crocea clam for about a week now, and it is my first. it looks kind of strange to me as a corner of its mantle it almost seems to keep tucked inside its shell.

it dosent quite look like PMD to me. I almost wonder if something has gotten inside the shell and is irritating it. I made sure it didnt hit air at any time when I got it at my LFS and acclimated it to my tank. but I burped it anyway just to be sure. it has been at my LFS for about 3 months and i inspected it as closely as i could and seen no signs of any kinds of parasites such as pyramid snails.

 

does anyone have any ideas? I almost thought too much flow but both of my powerheads are more than halfway up pointing towards the surface a bit more. so while that might be a reason I wanted to exhaust all other possibilities

 

 

here is a picture of it the day after I got it. about a week ago.

20161217_135136.jpg

 

 

 

and here it is last night. sorry for the quality. hes moved in such a way you have to photo him through the side of the tank.

20161229_183702.jpg

any thoughts?

 What kind of lighting?

 

10 minutes ago, luckie1966 said:

I'm new here but it always goes like this.......need to post all of your all your water parameters, if that's all good I would definitely try feeding him.

 

I never feed my clam.  

 

 

I just just realized how old this thread is.....:rolleyes:

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lol  Sorry didn't even notice date.

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yeah that was a while ago. clams under a set of chinese leds I ripped out of the housing and installed in a bio cube.

that issue went away. I think somehow he wasn't quite attached to that part of his shell. hes grown quite a bit since then and looks perfectly happy all the time anymore.

 

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2 hours ago, corey01 said:

yeah that was a while ago. clams under a set of chinese leds I ripped out of the housing and installed in a bio cube.

that issue went away. I think somehow he wasn't quite attached to that part of his shell. hes grown quite a bit since then and looks perfectly happy all the time anymore.

 

That's good to hear! :)  

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