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Old 09/18/2010, 11:56 AM   #1
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How long do Clams live in captivity?

I Just lost an 8 inch crocea that I have had for 6 years and was wondereing how long they live?


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Old 09/18/2010, 12:29 PM   #2
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They can live a very long time if they are cared fro properly. I would not say old age was your clams reason for death.

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Old 09/18/2010, 06:52 PM   #3
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100+ years


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Old 09/20/2010, 10:20 AM   #4
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100+ years
I'm not so sure about this, as we've found that many large ones in the wild are much, much younger than this, which is largely attributable to the fast growth rate. I'd say that a lifespan in decades is reasonable, however. I had an old T. derasa for over 1 decade in captivity before an introduction of Perkinsosis killed it. It had even spawned on many occasions for me.

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Old 10/14/2010, 08:13 AM   #5
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100 years seems like a long time for a clam

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Old 10/14/2010, 10:27 AM   #6
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if proper conditions are met and no predators....the clam will survive your lifetime

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Old 10/14/2010, 10:31 AM   #7
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waikiki aqaurium has the oldest captive clams which are over twenty five years in captivity.

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so does getting kicked out of the sport
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