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Old 02/06/2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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Blue Squamosa

I understand they are rare? I just picked one up at my LFS. It's about 5" and looks similar to this one:

http://home.comcast.net/~scottmerril...--graphic.html

My buddy is holding it in his tank for me. I'll try to get a picture to post soon.

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Old 02/06/2005, 04:28 PM   #2
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That's the one!
PM me if ya wanna sell/trade it for clams/Acros/Acanths


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Old 02/06/2005, 05:11 PM   #3
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Vili,

I don't think that's his, just a sample pic.

I'm looking forward to seeing his clam though, that sure would be something if he was lucky enough to just "pick one up at the local pet store".


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Old 02/06/2005, 06:15 PM   #4
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No, the one in the linked picture is not mine, but mine does look pretty similar.

I went into the store today, and the guy I usually deal with said they had a blue squamosa. I couldn't believe it. They bought it from a hobbyist who grew it from 2" to it's current size (about 5"). Apparently, he didn't realize what he had.

I had seen the pic I linked to a while back, and thought I'd love to get one of those. I didn't expect I ever would, though.

I am going to be going on vacation pretty soon, and decided to put it in my buddy's tank to make sure it's safe while I'm gone. I went to take a picture, and found out my camera batteries were dead Here's a shot he just emailed me.



I'll have to go over to his house and see if I can take a better one.

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Old 02/06/2005, 06:49 PM   #5
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Wow!

I'll trade you two sticks of gum and some aiptasia for it.

That's a beauty.

Can you try and take a top down picture for us?


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Old 02/07/2005, 03:53 AM   #6
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Doug,
This how I picked my Blue Squamie,it was just there and nobody thought it something special including me.
Only when it grew up, I realized what I have.

Tom,
About your body, this is how I lost my Blue Squamie.
It died in my buddy's tank when I was abroad and he wasnot at home for the weekend.

Anyway, if ya want I'll trade ya color TD's, Acros , Blasstos, Acanths, for this one.


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Old 02/07/2005, 06:01 PM   #7
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If you don't mind telling us, how much was the beauty? I've seen them go for $500+


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Old 02/08/2005, 03:56 PM   #8
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that is a gorgeous clam the best squamie i have seen.


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Old 02/08/2005, 05:32 PM   #9
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I have been saying 5", but looking at it again, it's more like 6 or 7".

Here are some pics I took this evening. They are taken under my buddy's 6500K Iwasaki. Man it will look sweet under my Aqua Connect 14Ks!









Finally, here is my sad attempt at a top down shot.



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Old 02/08/2005, 07:23 PM   #10
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I dub thee excallibur...absolutely AMAZING!!! GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE!


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Old 02/08/2005, 08:25 PM   #11
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That pic does not look like a blue squammy. It looks like a squammy with blue spots. I seen a blue squammy and that does not look like one.


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Old 02/08/2005, 09:14 PM   #12
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looks green to me. still nice.


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Old 02/08/2005, 10:08 PM   #13
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Old 02/09/2005, 06:07 AM   #14
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Quote:
looks green to me.
That's because the photo was taken under an Iwasaki.

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Old 02/09/2005, 12:20 PM   #15
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well, that's more true than taking it under a 20K. if the iwasaki turns blue into green, then why is the max next to it so blue?


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Old 02/09/2005, 01:29 PM   #16
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can we all maybe agree on turquoise?


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Old 02/09/2005, 08:21 PM   #17
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It's a nice one whatever color it is


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Old 03/03/2005, 06:46 AM   #18
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Here it is under my 250W SE Aquaconnect 14Ks.



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Old 03/03/2005, 09:23 AM   #19
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Wow! That clam is just awesome
I have been looking for a blue squamosa for a long time, hopefully one day I will get lucky


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Old 03/03/2005, 09:31 AM   #20
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About 90% of all green clams will view blue through the side of the glass.


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