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MattTheMorrisSailor
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« on: November 22, 2012, 02:04:05 PM »

Hi all, we've got a friend who went to her local pets at home who told her they don't have any special requirements  kopfpatsch We have no personal experience and was wondering if anyone has kept them before and are they as disastrous as we've heard?
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 03:40:53 PM »

I had one before and it lasted a week  Sad. Clams need nutrient rich water which is very hard to achieve unless you grow your own algae cultures.

They wont get enough food in a standard aquarium....
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 07:48:03 PM »

They are filter feeders, unless there is lots of stuff in the water for them to filter out, they die.  Worse than just dieing... they die very silently.  You see they don't move much when they are alive, so its hard to notice they stopped moving.... and now you have a dead rotten thing in your tank.....rotting!
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 08:50:14 AM »

Yes... that's what I was afraid of... Sad I read that pipetting invertebrate food to them can help.
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