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Xema
27th Sep 2006, 06:19 AM
I got some of this clams a week ago...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b263/Aquatika/Fauna%20Aquatica/Snails/corbifluminea0220092006800.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b263/Aquatika/Fauna%20Aquatica/Snails/corbifluminea0120092006800.jpg

Corbicula fluminea burying into the sand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoPX0YwOnO4)

Do you know anything about the life of this clam??

Greets from Spain

Frank
27th Sep 2006, 01:57 PM
Difficult to feed. Better the tank is dirty. :D

YuccaPatrol
28th Sep 2006, 09:27 PM
These are a very invasive pest species here in the US. They are responsible for the extinction and near extinction of many of our native mussels and clams.

If you keep them in an area where they have not yet been accidentally introduced, your water changes may contain larvae that could get into your streams and rivers and cause as big of a mess as they have here.

Moses703
28th Sep 2006, 11:38 PM
I used to have them for couple of years :) .

I believe they commonly called as golden clams.

They are very good for treating green water.

Unfortunately they could not breed in my tank to pass on their

life. I know that they need some big fish present in the tank in order to

breed. They attatch their youngs to fish's gill and when they grow up

they reform to filter feeder.


Well, Frank just said it is difficult to feed, but truth is

you never have to worry about feeding them if you have right

kind of lighting for your aquarium.



And YuccaPatrol, I don't think it's possible to introduce them to

main streem by water change at home. When they go through the

sewage, They can not survive the clorine like any other invertebrates.


Sorry for my disagreement with you guys, but please don't take it personal.

Frank
29th Sep 2006, 01:03 AM
A few persons I know had tried to care them.
The corbiculas died during some weeks.
Only one have them succesfull in tanks without filtration.
Thatīs why Iīve given the tip with the dirty tank.
So you believe they eating algaes?
What is the right light?
Would be glad to get some informations because I want to try it again with a different species (Dreissena polymorpha).

Xema
29th Sep 2006, 02:12 AM
Thanks for the comment to all!!

I kept some clams in the past for a long time, they was local sp of clam, probably Margaritifera genus, they was living in a little 50 liters tank with only plants and a corner-ineer filter. They are living into for 3 years and after they died due to my forgetfulness with the anti-chlorine acondicioner...

I putted them in my cube tank re-set up with a big problem with gree-water... this problem disappeared 3 days after introducing the clams and removing 2 hour of light from the lightinh period.

Now i am planing removing them to a snails thank with hight light and zoo & phitoplankton as daphnias and so on with a air impulsed ineer filter and lot of moss.

I think they can live there so sucessfuly!!

I think too, they not be an invasion sp dou to the cold water on winter... but I am not an expert of that, any way, I will try to be quite careful with them.

Moses703
29th Sep 2006, 04:27 AM
A few persons I know had tried to care them.
The corbiculas died during some weeks.
Only one have them succesfull in tanks without filtration.
Thatīs why Iīve given the tip with the dirty tank.
So you believe they eating algaes?
What is the right light?
Would be glad to get some informations because I want to try it again with a different species (Dreissena polymorpha).


Yes they live on small plankton like corals in saltwater.

If you have good lighting it will grow enough planton in your

aquarium to feed them.(I suggest 1.5or more watts per gallon)

Frank
29th Sep 2006, 06:55 AM
Thanks moses. :thumbsup:
Then I use the tank near the window for next try.