Strange excretion from my biggest clam?

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  1. jacquesb

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    Hi all - quick question - something strange happened with my biggest (and oldest) clam yesterday afternoon....

    I just happened to be close to the tank, when I saw my clam starting to excrete something strange - a very slimey whitish, yellowish excretion..

    Have a look at the pics below and please confirm whether this is what I think it is?
    Was my clam spawning?

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    spawning is my guess
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Hey Mekaeel - if this is indeed the case, it is a HUGE honor for me to witness something like this in my own tank, from one of my clams!

    I wonder what the other folks have to say of this.....
     
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    Jacques.Millepora had a few of his clams spawning in his tank.made a bloody mess and a half.ended up with algea and all sorts of problems.lots of his SPS lost colour aswell.
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Hhhhhhmmm - interesting.... What skimmer/s did Andrew run at the time? When was this, recently? I am just wondering if sperm does not become fish/coral food?
     
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    quick you need to get rid of him!!!.......send him to me via plane:whistling:
     
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    i know he's running the DNW 200.it happend recently like in the last month or so.
     
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    by the way,im not too sure if he's spawning,dont take my word for it
     
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    :whistling:
     
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    not too sure about that.but i do know that lotsa guys lost their systems when theses clams spawned heavily
     
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    Interesting..... Now - at least mine did not spawn heavily - as you can see on the pics that it is very little....
    Mekaeel - do you perhaps know how many litres of water is in Mille's system? Total water volume?
     
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    unfortunatley i dont know the total water volume but its surely more than 800l.and there were atleast 4 huge clams in there
     
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    can't one get baby clams if 2 - 3 clams spawn at once?
     
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    no they cant in our little tanks
     
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    how do the LFS get the baby clams, there must be a clam farm where they get them from.( they can't get all the clams from the ocean)
     
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    those clams are comming out directly from the ocean.and the guys just hold it for while before releasing them for sale
     
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    bliksem, the ocean is going to be empty in a few years, i better get a clam quick
     
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    :lol:
     
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    So maybe having a big clam is not the best thing to have?
     
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    i do however doubt that 1 clam can cause much damage in a tank if it spawns.if whole lot spawn at one time,then you can expect problems
     
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