Tridacnid Concern

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I bought this guy a week ago. A beaut of note. However from day one he gaped. No discoloration on the mantle...just 2 slight tears. His reaction and general alertness are very good. I feed every day with phyto and cyclopeeze but he still seems stressed.

Is there anything else i can do to settle him in. And please id. Thanks in advance

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Sunburst, as long as it is alert don't sweat too much and please don't target feed they really don't enjoy it. Personally i would just leave it be and let it settle into its new home. Very nice clam.
 

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Mmmm, dont know for sure, i would guess a Maxima. Maybe Milli or Sara could help out here.
 
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Sorry Mekaeel it’s defiantly not a gigas. Anthony is correct it is a T. crocea, and a beauty at that.
Shaun although the outlet hole looks big to you, it is not “gaping.” A gaping clam will also have the mantel pulled in (retracted) exposing parts of the inside shell.
Your clam looks in perfect health.
 

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I agree with mille, I also had a clam pretty much identical to yours, had him for over a year before I sold it, his outlet hole was always pretty big as in your picture but he was perfectly healthy and still going strong in Calvin's tank (hopefully) ;)
 
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I agree with mille, I also had a clam pretty much identical to yours, had him for over a year before I sold it, his outlet hole was always pretty big as in your picture but he was perfectly healthy and still going strong in Calvin's tank (hopefully) ;)
Unfortunately we will never know will we. :lol:
 

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