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    Unhappy Clam Help!!help!!

    Is my Clam doomed!! I bought this nice crocea clam off Mark last night that was attached to a rock. I took my time to put him in, you know left him in the bag let it get use to the temp then started putting water in then finally putting it in the tank. I got up this morning the clam was on the bottom of the tank and the foot was left attached to the rock. He must have tore its foot off or let it go last night. It is fully opened this morning and what appears to be white coloured growth at the bottom where its foot normally is. Will it grow it back or is it doomed!!

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    holy smokes dermp

    did you rip it? maybe he just did'nt like his location

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    No he was fine after I put him in last night but when I got up this morning bam he was on the bottom. What can you do:-(

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    put him in a low flow area high up in the rockwork. if he's open he may be ok. also spot feed using phyto if you can

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    Sometime clams will expel their foot when stressed and then grow a new one- don't worry. Just be certain that your alkalinity, ph and calcium levels are bang on. Clams will be very stressed by flluctuating alk levels. and poor levels in general- this doesn't mean boost the crap out of your levels, just make sure that they are within sea water norms. I have to let you know that sometimes they do die after loosing their foot but not always....lets hope!!
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    right on so far he is still open and like I said underneith him you can see white flesh. It seems to be sticking out even more now. Almost as if he is trying to attach himself.

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    place him on a rock

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    Croceas often drop their foot when they are moved. Put him on a rock or something solid (I use scallop shells) and he'll likely reattach in a few days.
    Susan

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    there ya go dermp,
    listen to flame cuz she knows her stuff

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    Yip thats what I did put him on a rock. He is looking good, he is even more open tonight!! Man I hope he's going to be ok!!! I have to say Mark its a really nice clam!!!

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