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Old 11-12-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
 
Sea Shells

Hi, I got a tank this weekend that had everything in it to run. I know nothing about tanks as this is my first one. The lady I bought it from had seashells in the gravel which I've is bad on the fish, as it makes the ph go high. Should I remove them? Also one shell had never been opened it was sealed shut. This evening sometime it has opened up, and there is a white mucus looking thing stuck in it, and now there is burrows in my gravel. Did something hatch out of the shell? I don't see anything different other than the shell and all the gravel being burrowed with holes, and no gravel in the corners.
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:55 PM   #2
 
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I would remove the shells. They do not fit the freshwater setup at all aside from increasing the pH and hardness levels.:)

Any pictures of the shell that seems alive? It could be a clam.
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:50 PM   #5
 
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It does look like a clam. I've never kept one so I'll leave it to the others to post their experiences for you.:)
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:51 PM   #6
 
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That is a fresh water clam. I believe it has died at that point. When ever any of mine have ever started opening past a little slit, my puffers or clown loach have gobbled them up.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:06 PM   #7
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Do you know what type of fish you want to stock your tank? That would help determine if you remove the shells or not. My water is soft and acidic so I just had to add crushed coral to accomodate the new snail.
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