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e048
11/04/2015, 06:35 PM
So I looked into clam gaping and I'm not sure if mines gaping or not

e048
11/04/2015, 06:35 PM
Here's another

ca1ore
11/04/2015, 10:18 PM
It's the inhalent end that 'gapes'. Hard to tell for sure from either photo, but looks OK to me.

e048
11/04/2015, 10:43 PM
Okay so it's the thin siphon looking one that gapes not the big taco shaped one?

DiscusHeckel
11/05/2015, 04:34 AM
Your clam is NOT gaping. It looks very happy.

The clam in the picture below is also a healthy clam:

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/mbozcan/IMG_0175_zps0b0cc8fd.jpg

However, the clam (on the right) in the picture below is gaping:

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/mbozcan/P1040732_zpsbdded9dc.jpg

Here is the picture of another clam, which is gaping:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24073928&postcount=2

I would never worry if a clam extends its mantle tissue fully, but worry a lot when the opposite happens.

I hope this helps.

e048
11/05/2015, 08:38 AM
So he's happy as a clam

ca1ore
11/05/2015, 09:24 AM
Okay so it's the thin siphon looking one that gapes not the big taco shaped one?

Inhalent siphon is the larger one with the fringed edges (though not all clams have the fringe); exhalent is the one that extends as a tube. It's the inhalant that 'gapes', though some species are more likely to open wider than others. Gigas the widest; maxima the narrowest.

e048
11/05/2015, 01:48 PM
Mine is a squamosa so it might be normal he seems like he's doing okay