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BubbleMyTip
06/10/2016, 12:51 AM
Thoughts welcome. Thanks in advance.

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eastlake
06/10/2016, 06:08 AM
Are you still getting good reaction when passing your hand over it or tapping the shell? I ask because the mantle looks fantastic, no pinching and full extension. So if you're getting good reaction I wouldn't be terribly worried, but if the intake syphon remains like that, no fluctuation in how open or closed it is, it would be something I'd look into.

C.Eymann
06/10/2016, 06:13 AM
Agreed looks healthy to me, the reaction test as mentioned above is a good way of determining if Tridacnids are healthy.
Gaping is where the the shell will be open but the mantle will be slightly retracted.

ezcompany
06/10/2016, 12:58 PM
looks healthy

BubbleMyTip
06/10/2016, 10:03 PM
Thanks. That's comforting.

Yeah, it retracts when I pass my hand between the light and the tank. Just wasn't sure if being able to see its insides was ok...

The clam sometimes sneezes a bit when I broadcast feed nyos plankton and seems to swallow.

Had it in my tank less than a month. Just paranoid about its health since it is worth 40% of my fortnightly pay. Haha

Spotlighting it with a tunze 8850 LED from 10am till 6pm to supplement my hydra 26HD from 12 till 8.

Will keep an eye out for growth. It's about 5.5 inches at the moment.




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C.Eymann
06/11/2016, 06:22 AM
Thanks. That's comforting.

Yeah, it retracts when I pass my hand between the light and the tank. Just wasn't sure if being able to see its insides was ok...

The clam sometimes sneezes a bit when I broadcast feed nyos plankton and seems to swallow.

Had it in my tank less than a month. Just paranoid about its health since it is worth 40% of my fortnightly pay. Haha

Spotlighting it with a tunze 8850 LED from 10am till 6pm to supplement my hydra 26HD from 12 till 8.

Will keep an eye out for growth. It's about 5.5 inches at the moment.




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Do you have a better pic of the shell? Either T. crocea or T. maxima. If it's a crocea it won't get much bigger than that and if maxima it will reach about 8in size.

BubbleMyTip
06/11/2016, 02:00 PM
I think it's a maxima. Here's a video of it sneezing when plankton is put in the tank.

https://vimeo.com/170311523


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