Urgent Clam ID and info please

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  1. chas84

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    Hi everyone,

    For the past few weeks I've been helping friends setup their new tank (a nice big 5-foot one). They bought some mushrooms today, on what they thought was a piece of rock. However, the rock opened a short while after it was put in their tank to what seems to be a clam of sorts.

    Below is the best pic I can get of it. I would appreciate any help and advice as to the ID of the clam, and to find out it's requirements. It has no color mantle, so I'm not sure if it's too late already or is there a chance of it surviving? Their tank has been setup only about 4 weeks or so ago, so still busy cycling. If need be I don't mind putting it in my tank that's 6+ months old, but don't want to risk putting a "half dead" anything in there.

    I haven't seen it in person, I can only get there over the weekend.

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  3. Slagter

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    It's an Oyster. I have the same thing in my tank. My Suncoral is on it...

    It's harmless and it doesn't have a coloured mantle... It's just a filter feeder.
     
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    Cool thanks. What can I google for for more info?
     
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    lol thats funny. :lol:
     
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    :blush:
     
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    Hang on... I'll find you a link quick...
     
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    Lopha cristagalli Google that name. It's what I have. Yours is probably similar.
     
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    Cool thanks!
     
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