Clam

Discussion in 'Urgent Help Needed' started by THE ANIMAL, 11 Apr 2009.

  1. THE ANIMAL

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    PLEASE HELP!!!
    My clam is not to happy one day it was fine and the next like this. Its mouth is wide open. The clown use to use it as it host now it even gos in to the clams mouth and peg at it in the past it would close. The clam is like this now for 3 days don't want to lose it. What can it be please help??
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Sorry to say it but your clam is dying, I would remove it now otherwise it will pollute your water.

    If it is non responsive to changes in light and irritation, such as moving your hand over it to shadow it from the light and if it doesn't close when touched by yourself or a fish then it's beyond recovery and is dying.
     
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    All my sympathies!
     
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    That clam is definately on it's way out. Sorry friend
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    called gape. sorry for your loss bud am i correct in saying it was a squasmosa?
     
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    Sorry buddy, but as Viper says, take it out ASAP :(
     
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    Eish, sorry for your loss...
     
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    Sorry.I think it is dead.Sorry for your loss!!!I had one that die just like that.
     
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    killkangaGuys thanks to all for the response and sorry that I'm only responding now. Been out to the rugby sorry to all you Sharks supporters but s..t happens.
    Back to my problem THAT WAS NOT!!! the answer that i was hoping for. Can anay one tell me what the reason is and is there nothing that I can do to save it? I'll sit next to it's bed if I have to please.
    ps. I moved it to my hospital.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Did you acclimatise it to the new tank? Did you make sure there were no air bubbles trapped in it?
     
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    THE ANIMAL Thread Starter

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    Hi Mekaeel thanks
    Dit not realy acclimatise it think the temp are more or less the same salt is the same use main tanks water for hosp. Yes I dit take the bubbles out. I think it went to its final resting plase if I touch it now movement:swoon::wubclub:.
     
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    I would think that is the problem bud, you didnt acclimatise it properly/at all :(
     
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    What could have caused it, so to prevent other losses? If anay one nows please.
     
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    Is there still now one that can tell me why this happend to my clam???
     
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    What are your calcium, alkalinity and nitrate levels?

    What lighting is the clam under?

    How long have you had the clam?
     
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    Viper the thing is that I have hade the clam for 8 months no prob. I dit everything the same like alwys. The clam was fine one day and the next like that. My water was tested last week calsuim 400, alkalinity normal but my nitrate was a worry 75 to 100. I have to say that I tested it with red sea so I dont know how accurate it was. But as you can see on this photos all els are happy.

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    That coarse crushed coral is probably the cause for the high nitrates - there is some serious detritus build up inbetween. Do you have bio-balls or ceramic rings in the sump?
     
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    Shame, sorry to see that squamosa on its way out after 8 months (meaning that it wasnt an acclimatisation issue, although I do suggest you read up on acclimatisation).

    Problem is probably high nitrates (although try get a more accurate test than the red sea)
     
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    I don't think nitrates were the problem. Was your clown hosting with the clam? If so, there's your problem. It stressed the clam to death
     
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    Yeah, that is also a possibility- could definately have stressed the clam. That said,I know a chap who has had his perc host on his clam for ages with no issues lol.
     
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