View Full Version : Current pinched mantel thinking

12/22/2015, 12:49 AM
What is the current treatment for pinched mantel? FW dip? Metro? Pratzi?

The backstory: I brought in 3 maxima clams, into a QT tank that has never seen clams. 1 clam is from LFS, 2 are from divers den. 1 of the DD clams looked a bit sickly when it arrived, the center part of the mantel was transparent, but it acted healthy otherwise. I took the fateful decision to put it together with the other clams in this QT because this is the only QT I have with appropriate light. That was about 2 weeks ago, it declined and finally died yesterday. My 2 remaining clams are now showing the first symptoms of pinched mantel.

Do we have an expert? Can we get a sticky on treatment options?

marc price
12/24/2015, 08:30 PM
Sorry can't help. I tried the freshwater dip, seemed to improve the condition for a few days then failed miserably.

Fwiw, next time you're faced with the suitable light for a QT issue, try something like this 5000K daylight PAR 38 LED from Home Depot -