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    caught in the act!
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    Quote Originally Posted by saxman View Post
    caught in the act!
    Great photo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by saxman View Post
    just to chime in here, i agree that phyo is important in order for clams to thrive. yes, their mantles contain zooxanthellae, and they do benefit from this, however, it can be likened to eating fast food every day. you may be able to live on it, but you certainly won't be as healthy as if you eat a good diet.

    clams have a completely formed and functional digestive tract, and this is no accident...clams need to eat. the real key to offering clams phyto and other suspended planktonic foods is size. the food items must be within the 2-80 micron range in order for the clams to actually eat it, thus benefitting from it.

    just my .02...
    Greg, what do YOU feed YOUR clams and how often ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarmieJo View Post
    Great photo!
    awww....c'mon Carmie...you KNOW who snapped the pic...

    Greg, what do YOU feed YOUR clams and how often ??
    Bobby,

    if there's fresh DT's around, that's a good food. barring that, i like the LiquidLife phyto. two or three times a week is a good regimine.

    lots of peeps on the CD forum use Koral-Vit, but i've never used it.
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    i have some Koral-Vit sitting in my closet ... guess it is time to start feeding the clams !! they are big enough not to feed but feeding could not hurt, right ??
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    feeding them will only help. it makes a big difference IME.
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    I would like some opinions on "Marine Snow" as a chice for filter feeders.

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    I don't know what happened my new clam seemed fine when I put him in the tank n in the morning he was a dead crocea

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    I'm sorry to hear about your Clam.

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    I don't know what happened my new clam seemed fine when I put him in the tank n in the morning he was a dead crocea
    Tell us a little about your tanks status right now. What type of lights do you have? What are your parameters? How did you acclimate him? Where was his placement in the tank? Sorry for all the questions.
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