KLEMS SCA 50g cube

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Klems, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    What do you mean that the clam isn't responding? Is it not extending its mantle?
     
  2. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    It is expanding it's mantle...it just doesn't close up real fast when I shade the light from it....the first couple of days it did every time my hand blocked the light
     
  3. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Well, this morning it wasn't expanding it's mantle very much...and when I got home this afternoon it was retracted into the shell...with the shell open....I saw two snails on the mantle which I removed....then I noticed that foot...when I went to inspect, it appears as though the foot has been detached / dropped. (I read some reviews online that they can do this...and it's OK....but mine doesn't look OK)

    Should I leave it for a few day and see what happens...or should I remove it before it starts decaying?
     

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  4. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Those look like they could be pyramidal snails. Not sure what your 3rd pic is. Is that his foot detached from the snail? If so things are not looking good.

    Btw, Maximas need strong lighting, and if it falls over, the mantle doesn't get enough light for photosynthesis. Small clams may also need supplemental feeding.


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  5. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    One of those tiny snails looks like a pyramid...but the other looks round. The fourth picture is the food that was on the bottom of the clam laying on the flat Rock.

    This is a pic of the bottom of the clam now
     

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  6. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    If the clam is gaped open like that with the mantle retracted, that's no good. If the foot is detached that's also not a good sign. I have never seen mine like that. It may be dead/dying. Hopefully I'm wrong.


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  7. RandyC

    RandyC Guest

    I'd have to agree. Not looking good. Healthy clams should have their mantles out and open when sufficient light is out and should have a rapid response to any light shading (e.g., hand blocking the light). Wish I had a better/happier opinion than @Gablami, but I think he's correct.
     
  8. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    I figured as much..... Will take a look at it later tonight and pull it out if it doesn't look any better or the CUC start their buffet line...
     
  9. RandyC

    RandyC Guest

    I'd leave it in there until you know it's gone....Life has a way of surviving sometimes. I have an elegance coral that lost every single tentacle and looked like it was on its deathbed, but somehow it's making a comeback and growing them back slowly.
     
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  10. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Yeah those pyramelid snais or whatever can eat clams and other snails even I believe. No good.
     
  11. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Got home and took a look t it with my camera flashlight....saw a nassarius snail all up inside the guts....gonna toss it out tomorrow morning
     

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