View Full Version : Clam acclimation

03/29/2017, 02:07 PM
Probably missing it somewhere, but quick question on a new derasa clam. Should I be drip acclimating it or do like new fish and match salinity and put in QT?

03/29/2017, 05:28 PM
I did drip acclamation for 2 hours. Then put right into display as it was the only clam going in the tank.

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04/08/2017, 09:36 PM
Inverts are very touchy with salinity changes. I try to do 4 hours drip.

04/09/2017, 06:54 PM
I did a 2 hour slow drip. So far clam seems happy.

04/10/2017, 01:36 PM
Why are you guys taking sooooooooooo long to drop livestock in your tanks ? What was the salinity of the source water ???

04/10/2017, 05:52 PM
I temp float them, take them out of the water, check their shells for nasties and then put them in. Clams come from lagoons and other low-tides areas where runoff and salinity and temp changes are quite common. I don't think that you can hurt them much.

The only thing that I drip acclimate are ornamental shrimp.

04/10/2017, 09:45 PM
I feel bad but I've never acclimated anything. Shrimp, snails, stars, corals, fish. I just toss them in. Have been lucky thus far!!

04/10/2017, 10:00 PM
Originally I temp floated the clam then put it in qt with matched salinity. 24hts later, the shell was open super wide and the inside was torn apart. This time I drip acclimated and cleaned the shell, inspected and put it in the tank. Couple weeks now and it's doing good. All fish I temp acclimate and put in qt with matched salinity. Does great.

04/11/2017, 09:55 PM
Thorough. I could certainly learn a thing or two. Just today I basically tossed in a conch snail and green mushrooms. Fingers crossed!