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Old 03/08/2020, 05:37 PM   #1
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I picked up, what I believe is Tridacna Maximus (please correct me if I'm wrong), which is about 3-4" in length. It looked very healthy in the LFS, open, not gaping, nice color. It's been in my tank a couple of days, and still hasn't opened like in the store. Before placing it in my tank, I did acclimate for temp and to my water parameters. It's on the bottom of a 24" deep 120 resting in a nice curved piece if rock to attach to. Lighting is 2 250HQI MH and 4 T5's. Tank is about 2 years old, water parameters are fine. Is there any thing I should be concerned about?






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Ok....

Anyway, the clam is opening up a little more each day, so I'm hoping it's just acclimating himself slowly.


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Old 03/15/2020, 06:35 PM   #3
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Hiw is your clam? Is the current/ flow adequate?


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Old 03/15/2020, 06:42 PM   #4
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Better, thanks. Once it attached to the mounting rock, Ive moved it mid height in the tank. Opening a little more each day.
My tank is SPS dominant. Plenty of flow, but none directly on the clam. The mantle moves, but doesnt flop over.
I have 4 MP40 in a 120g 48x24x24.


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Old 03/17/2020, 05:50 PM   #5
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Check for tiny white snails near/on it's foot and rest of the shell. Use a toothbrush to get them off if you see them.

Assuming the clam don't have pinched mantle disease sometimes that also prevents them from opening fully.

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isseym328,

Thanks, all good suggestions on what to look for.
Prior to adding to my tank, I went over the entire outside with a magnifying glass and didn't find any.
It's been opening a little more each day, my thought is that it just needs to get acclimated at it's own pace.

I'll snap a pic tonight.

Current tank parameters. Everything looks in-line.




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I hope he continue to do well for you. Beautiful Maxima. It is a T. maxima (not T. maximus)


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I hope he continue to do well for you. Beautiful Maxima. It is a T. maxima (not T. maximus)
Thanks for the correction.

Also thanks for asking, he seems normal now.


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