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Is my clam ok? (With pics)

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risk1994

 Got this derasa about a month ago, seems to be doing fine, not quite as twitchy when i put my hand over but otherwise fine.

 

I just put in some spirulina powder in the tank which i rarely do and clam started doing this within minutes...

 

Is this ok?  Im hoping this is just feeding behaviour?  His intake has never opened so wide!

 

 

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dling

Hows the clam doing ?

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Aqua Splendor

I would be curious to know how it been also, but did you feed him later?

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Lovemyreef2015

I would say the clam is just trying to filter out the large particles from the spirulina powder you used. My clams would do that sometimes when I would feed my corals. Clams don't need to be fed. Light and the nutrients in the water is all the clam needs. 

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risk1994

Thanks for the replies.  The clam is still doing fine...I posted pics below.  He seems to have lost his cool stripes and like always seems to happen with my corals is less colorful.  But hes growing and has nice mantle extension, he closes up every night and opens up fully every morning.  FWIW I never fed him again.

 

Also take a look at the little monti in the top left of the original pic...check out all the growth! funny how the original colony seems almost like it died but there is all that growth all around it.  For a 10G tank Im pretty happy with how its going.

 

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risk1994

Just died last night.  

 

Biggest change is  I started using a skimmer about a month ago...currently nitrates 0 however I think nitrates have pretty much always been zero for me.  Working on addressing this issue now.

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