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TokiHacker
02/23/2017, 01:05 PM
So I have been looking for a cheaper option of feeding scampi where he uses his smashers. From what I can see a lot of people tell me live clams from Publix. Won't they die if you just put them in the tank? If not that would be a wonderful option. Anyone have any info on this?

TokiHacker
02/24/2017, 10:45 AM
bump. Anyone?

Bugboy2020
02/25/2017, 07:03 AM
So you want to buy live clams from a grocery store?

Bugboy2020
02/25/2017, 07:04 AM
The clams from the grocery store are likely cold water, so yes, they would start to die upon entering your aquariumm

TokiHacker
02/25/2017, 09:34 AM
That's what I assumed. Anyway to keep them alive for a little while? hmm.

Bugboy2020
02/26/2017, 10:02 AM
http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f6/so-i-bought-some-clams-at-the-supermarket-didnt-go-so-well-132542-2.html
Didn't quite work out
http://www.reefsanctuary.com/forum/index.php?threads/grocery-store-clams.22449/
Longer acclimation (2 weeks?) seemed to have worked
http://wamas.org/forums/topic/62262-grocery-store-bought-clams-as-filtration/
Seems like it's possible!

TokiHacker
03/01/2017, 04:39 PM
I was mainly wondering because I wanted to have them in the mantis tank for a local source of food that was fresh and alive.

pouchedrat
03/27/2017, 05:44 PM
I just purchased aquarium-acclimated clams and oysters from ebay. they sell the small snails, too. Fairly cheap with free shipping, too.

Opcn
04/20/2017, 10:12 PM
Thanks to the gulf stream new england can see fairly high water temps in the summer, in the 80's in some areas. If you are buying littlenecks or cherrystones from the grocery store they will be adapted to handle reef temps for a short period of time, acclimating them and feeding them are a different story.

Mr. Manty
05/04/2017, 07:43 AM
I buy manila clams from my grocery store. I get about 5 at a time and wait an hour for them to dig. The ones that do not dig i put in the freezer.

I only buy a five because i dont want to prolong the time they spend in the sand where they could die and me not know it.

mechman_22
05/04/2017, 07:56 AM
i would get crawdads from the local fish store to let mine hunt when I had one

TokiHacker
05/08/2017, 12:32 PM
i would get crawdads from the local fish store to let mine hunt when I had one

crayfish live in freshwater?? What crawdads are you talking about?

Mr. Manty
05/09/2017, 07:43 AM
Roy said you can feed freshwater inverts, just to keep it to a minimum. They can live in saltwater long enough to be hunted down.

mechman_22
05/09/2017, 12:23 PM
crayfish live in freshwater?? What crawdads are you talking about?

yes crayfish, I would only feed it them ever so often just to change it up. as soon as I put them in tank she would smash and eat and I would go behind and pick out the left overs