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    Senior Member Flame*Angel's Avatar
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    Wanna see my new football?

    I just got this locally at Aqua Creations. It's a deressa and measures just under 12" end to end. I just got it in the tank not long before lights out so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to see if it's going to spread that big mantle.

    Aclamating in Instant Ocean bucket:


    On the way to the tank:


    Placing in the tank:


    In position in the lagoon:


    Sascha says "what the heck is that?"
    Susan

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    Good Grief ... that thing must exhaust water like a small power head.
    Rob

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    Yup, it squirted several times while in the bucket and made a little fountain. I was expecting it to squirt me when I lifted it but it didn't.

    It's my new nitrate filter
    Susan

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    Talking

    HOLY CRAP said raymonds father! That sucker is huge. I almost felt like saying congrats, its a boy!

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    Anyone know about how long it would take a deressa to grow this large? I'm trying to get an idea of the age.

    It has a very thick shell and was quite heavy to lift. When I put my hands around it in the bucket it kind of opened and closed a bit and I got an idea of its strength. I don't think I'd be able to force it closed if I wanted to.
    Susan

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    Very nice.

    Vickie

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    Wow, that is one awesome clam Susan. Congrats on a great catch. I've been looking for one just like that for my tank. I love the electric green rim on the mantle.

    Andy

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    The rim changes colour with lighting. In the bucket it was very green but in the tank it looks more blue. I can't wait to see if it spreads that mantle tomorrow!
    Susan

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    Holy Cow! It's the Mother of all clams!... :.. Gee you like 'em big Susan... aren't you afraid that sucker's gonna eat someone?
    It's not junk, it's un-assembled DIY!

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    Amazing Clam!

    As for aging them, Its really really hard, As it really depending on the tank parameters.. I have seen some clams double in size with in a year.. but then see some do nothing for years.. before going through a growth spurt!

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