Clam growths/spikes ?

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Any ideas what these growths are ?

They are hard and sharp.

Sorry, difficult to show the Squasmosa spikes, but basically the same as the Crocea.

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This clam looks stressed but I had to get him to retract to show his shell
 
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I have loads of the bigger ones, one is growing on the other side of the Squazzie.

Think they be any harm.

If so, how do I eliminate ?
 
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Hey Warr7207

To be honest i am unsure , i would say Viper is right , after reading the link :)

What sort of clam did you say was in the second pic ?
 

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I doubt they do any harm, my tank was full of them, they seemed to be especially fond of the insides of my pumps, seemed like they enjoy very fast waterflow.
 
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Also i dont think they will hurt your clam , but ill ask a few people , who have more of an idea than me on clams :)

Cheers Andrew
 
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Maxima clam :) pretty sure
I agree too ;)

PS: I have a deep purple crocea coming from Lanzo in the next week or so.

My existing unit I have kept high up on the reef for lighting, flow and food.

Are you in agreement with this kind of positioning for this species ?
 
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crocea clams like very bright lighting , but remember not to give the clam light shock , find out what sort of lighting the person you are buying the clam from and how far away it is from the light source :)


I always place the clam on the bottom of the tank , then slowly move it up over a week or so , but also ,it is not good to keep moving clams , I have a large clam at the moment starting to bleach in a few places "as it is a deep water clam" and i can not adjust the lighting or move the clam to a darker position. so i might have to put some paper above the tank to lower the bright lighting.


Cheers Andrew
 
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Thanks for the advice Andrew. Fortunately my clams have never been moved and seem pretty happy.

But if I needed to move a clam, can it be done and what is the best method ?
 
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Quote" Fortunately my clams have never been moved and seem pretty happy."

Never move them if they are happy and growing :)

I only move a new clam , start at the bottom of the tank when i get it , the move it up slowly to the position where i want the clam to be, or keep it on the bottom. All my clams are there now on the bottom of the tank , only because i am getting a new tank soon :).

Moving clams is easy if it is on a rock that can be taken out of the tank ,you have to cut the byssal threads away with a sharp knife, but be careful :)

Never try and pull the clam off where it is attached , or you will most likely kill it .

Cheers Andrew
 

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