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jccaclimber
09/24/2015, 08:51 PM
I've had this guy for a couple weeks now. Don't mind the poor mantle extension, it's normally better than this. Right after feeding the tank mysis cubes today this white thing kept poking out of the clam. I thought the foot came out the bottom, and this is coming out of the inlet. What is it?

oldbones
09/24/2015, 09:15 PM
Yep, that's his foot too.

I hope it's not a bad omen for you, it was for me.

jccaclimber
09/25/2015, 07:02 PM
Doing ok so far. The owner at the LFS suggested that it was the feeding organ and not the foot as it was while I was feeding.

SoloGarth
09/25/2015, 08:03 PM
Yeah that looks like the exhalent siphon to me. Pretty blurry picture though. The foot should be on the bottom not there.

jccaclimber
09/25/2015, 08:31 PM
Yeah that looks like the exhalent siphon to me. Pretty blurry picture though. The foot should be on the bottom not there.

The exhalent siphon coming out the inhalent siphon? The exhalent siphon was still facing out as usual at the other end.

SoloGarth
09/25/2015, 10:14 PM
Well I couldn't tell where the inhalant siphon is from those pics. Try to get some more clear photos.