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Reefer-begginer

 

Hey guys. So last night I went ahead and bought a dicho clam ( what it was posted as ), but I am pretty sure this isn't that type of clam. I'm not really sure its a clam as it looks like a oyster atleast to me based on shell shape. Any help appreciated 

http://imgur.com/gallery/zv2hn2F

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Tamberav

Well here is hoping someone didn't rip you off on a dying dersa clam. 

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Reefer-begginer

Dying?

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Tamberav
8 hours ago, Reefer-begginer said:

Dying?

A dying/sick clam will retract its mantle. The mantle color looks like a dersa and dersa clams when small are actually thin, the shell doesn't grow wide until they get larger. 

 

I am no expert on clams but if I saw that in a store, I would think it was a dying dersa clam. In which case the person who sold it needs to be slapped. Was it fully open at the store?

 

 

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Reefer-begginer

It was about half open when I bought it, but its been pretty much fully open since I got it, I had turned the lights off and back on a few hours later before I took the photos

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