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Saltine
04/24/2016, 04:09 PM
Picked up a new Maxima yesterday at RAP, was in a bag for an hour and a half or so. Dipped for 15 minutes and temp matched the water within a degree with my tank water and put it in. Hasn't moved or opened yet, should I put it directly on the sand? Raise it? Leave it alone? Been in the tank since 1:30 or so yesterday. Looks much farther sucked into the shell today.

Thanks!
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Deahttub
04/24/2016, 04:22 PM
Leave her be...clamshate being messed with....may take a few weeks to feel comfortable...

MondoBongo
04/25/2016, 08:56 AM
what do you mean "dipped"?

sjfishguy
05/16/2016, 12:23 PM
what do you mean "dipped"?

I was thinking the same thing.

Gig 'em
05/18/2016, 09:20 AM
Did you dip it in fresh water? It worries me that I can't see the mantle of your clam and it can't close itself all the way. Depending on what you dipped it in, it could just be very stressed right now.

If you dipped it in fresh water, was it RO that was allowed to reach the same temperature of the water the clam was in? Did you also match the pH of the water you dipped it in? You don't want to shock the clam by drastically changing the pH and temperature on top of everything else the clam has been going through.

I would leave it be. Make sure it's not getting directly hit by any stronger currents. If it is, then I would consider moving it. Otherwise it's just stressed right now and needs time to heal and acclimate.

Saltine
05/18/2016, 02:34 PM
I dipped it in Revive clam died a day later, stupid mistake...


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MondoBongo
05/18/2016, 04:21 PM
Ooh. Yeah. That will certainly do it. Well. Sucks, but we all make mistakes. Chalk it up as a lesson learned.

ZicoC
05/27/2016, 04:04 AM
Next time around, you should also consider drip acclimating the clam for couple of hours, before tossing it in the tank.

MondoBongo
05/27/2016, 05:08 AM
Next time around, you should also consider drip acclimating the clam for couple of hours, before tossing it in the tank.
This can do more harm than good. I've never drip acclimated a clam, it's not been an issue.

firefly73
05/27/2016, 05:25 AM
This can do more harm than good. I've never drip acclimated a clam, it's not been an issue.



if i may ask how does drip do more harm than good?

MondoBongo
05/27/2016, 05:49 AM
It can allow ammonia to build up. Likely less of a concern with a clam than it is with fish, but it's entirely unnecessary for acclimation.

mystersyster
06/16/2016, 12:41 AM
It can allow ammonia to build up. Likely less of a concern with a clam than it is with fish, but it's entirely unnecessary for acclimation.

I agree. This drip acclimation stuff if for fish. Clams are used to being held up in low tide, getting rained on, etc. Float the sucker for ten minutes, check for parasites, and plop that bad boy in.