The other day I glanced in and noticed the smaller of the two Squami clams wasn’t looking “normal.” Usually during the noon hour both clams are soaking in all the rays they can from the metal halides but this time the smaller clam’s mantle looked a little sucked in. This is usually a bad sign 😦 . I’ve tested all my parameters and everything looks normal, no sudden changes. All I can do is hope that it pulls through.
I went home for lunch today and the Squamosa Clams were out and happy! The really love the mid-day metal halides.
We love our clams!
Here are a few photos of the clams that we have had in our system over the past couple of years. Unfortunately, pyramid snails took out a couple of them, another one got stressed because of a bumble bee shrimp was carving off pieces of its mantle. But, we still have our Crocea and Squamosa clams. The biggest Squamosa clam is about 12+” and the smaller is about 6″. The Crocea is probably 6″ long and a bit of a slow grower compared to the squamis.
Here are a few pictures of our current clams:
Here’s a video when we first got the Squamosa above. You can see how big the cleaner shrimp is for comparison so you can see how much the clam has grown over a couple year period. Sorry for the music, it was the only thing available when I made the video, lol.
Here’s our smaller Squami clam (below), it’s grown a couple of inches over the year or so that we’ve had it.
The photo below is of the same Squami clam above when we first got it. The mantle has changed quite a bit.
Here’s our Crocea clam that lives in the back middle of the tank towards the top. I kind of forget about it as it’s behind the blue ridge coral.
Here are some of our past clams:
Purple/Gold Teardrop Maxima
The guy below was a small hitchhiker on another clam that we couldn’t get off.