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  1. candycane

    plankton and rotifers

    Has anyone had any luck with breeding starfish? I was thinking of trying it because I've had an OK amount of experience with clowns and even a few tangs (mainly zebrasoma) - but starfish seem to be in a whole different category from what I have seen. Still I think it would be interesting to get...
  2. candycane

    Light question help

    2 39w T5 HO + 40 GALLON breeder = No. If you were dealing with something in the neighborhood of even 3+ times the tanks size in wattage, then maybe.
  3. candycane

    Low-light clam?

    No. A clam could probably drain the calcium out of an 8 gallon tank in under 72 hours. Or at least deplete it a good deal. Even if the thing was the size of a peanut, it would in all likelihood still outgrow a tank that small in under 2-3 years. And it would probably only take that long because...
  4. candycane

    crocea clam

    It's still going. LOL.
  5. candycane

    crocea clam

    The technical answer it pretty long, so here is a short version. You know the little things on a most Tridacnas that look pimples? On the mantle? Eyes - or whatever. Iridocytes are made up of Iridosomal Platelets that form what is called the Iridophores and along with the hyaline make up the...
  6. candycane

    crocea clam

    NYCBob here has to be the luckiest person I've met when it comes to keeping Crocea clams. How are those monsters doing anyways Bob? I don't think that Croceas should be kept in tanks at all, period. I have seen some live for 2-4 years, but I have just been doing this for WAY to long and seen WAY...
  7. candycane

    Clam under my lights??

    I don't think MOST croceas should be kept in the aquarium industry, just at all. I say MOST because I have stumbled across some pretty unique ones over the last 6-7 months that seem to have lighting needs closer to Maximas or something. The verdict is still out on them because I haven't been...
  8. candycane

    clam sort of closed

    How long has the clam been in the tank? It looks like it has decent growth on the shell, but I can't tell how close the far side is to that rock or if the rock is touching the shell based on that picture. A clearer picture might help, but from what I can make out of the mantle along the scutes...
  9. candycane

    Breeding Clams

    I bred them. Been doing it for years.
  10. candycane

    Emerald crabs aren't compatable with clams?

    No - Emerald crabs should not be housed with clams. I have had luck with doing it, only if I made sure that the Emerald crab was a female and not a male. You might get pinched but, on the belly of the crab is what's called a girdle. Males have an elongated one that looks like a pencil while...
  11. candycane

    New Clam from is this a problem

    It looks like the bleached out area, well I don't know what that is to tell you the truth. It still has "vein" coloration running through that area and looks as if there is a hole at the top? I can't really make out the photo. Is that a hole at the top of the white patch? If it is, it might have...
  12. candycane


    You might want to consider nixing the hermits and shrimp off that list; and the sally light foot. At least until the clam has gotten big enough. Once it is big enough, just make sure to keep an eye on size. If anything with pinchers (claws) gets to within 3/4s the size of the clam, there is...
  13. candycane

    New 2 clams

    Originally Posted by spanko Cooll beans. Having any luck with them? Sorry scubajack, just a quick hijack here and than back to your clam. Yeah, I had luck with both of them. Both of them bred; but the tank for the tangs was NOT fun getting constructed - it's around 18 feet tall and about 6...
  14. candycane

    New 2 clams

    Thanks Spank, I got tied up in breeding fish and it was taking FOREVER. I was going after Blue-Spot Jawfish and Zebra Tangs.
  15. candycane

    What kind of clam is this?

    Looks like a maxima to me. There appear to be about 9-11 folds on the mantle and it should be fine where it is unless it falls or something else odd occurs. The only thing I would worry about is it gaping (the mouth being that far open). Hopefully it closes within a few days.
  16. candycane

    clam question?

    They will use the sand under them as a temporary housing if they keep getting messed with or just came from transportation. Also, the brown color usually stems from the zooxanthellae returning to it's primary pigmentation until it "augments" to the light. Then look at the back of your phyto and...
  17. candycane


    You also wanna make sure that the outcurrent siphon (little thing that looks like a chimney) is never below the incurrent siphon (mouth on the front).
  18. candycane

    Shells shifting

    The hinge may be rotting away due to a certain infection. I have noticed that this infection is usually more prominant in Derasa Clams; NO IDEA why though. Even though the shell is starting to look better, keep the board posted. There are a couple of methods to fix it; at least temporarily.
  19. candycane

    New 2 clams

    It doesn't look to good; neither do the empty snail shells that are laying around it. Tridacna Squamosa does not need much light really at all. I have kept several hundred under 200 watts of PC lighting for years. Doesn't mean I recommend it, the more lighting is usually better for clams.
  20. candycane

    Maxima Placement Help

    Tanks push different amounts of light to different levels based on the amount of lighting. I just got done, several of hours ago actually, where the penetration of the light was barely effected even over a two foot aquarium. It was reading something like 450 at the surface and 420 on the...