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heyhi 09-01-2008 11:53 AM

clam and snail dead??
ive had this clam 3 or four months and it dosent do anything . mouth never opens, now my snail seems like it died but i wanna be sure. its always very active and today its just laying there. i touched it didnt move and i layed it on its side and it still hasent moved. in the past month ive lost a sturgen by getting caught in the filter a ballon molley i have no idea why, its stopped bieng active for 3 days, i added a lil bit of salt and it still died and now it seems like my clam and snail died. my ph is 7.6 nitrate and nitrite is good and amonia is good... all my other fish are fine

3 panda corys
1 red tailed shark
3 kuhli loaches.
1 frog
1 angel fish
8 neon tetras
and alot more in a 55 gal tank

Little-Fizz 09-01-2008 12:07 PM

How big is your tank? What are your exact water parameters? And oh gosh.. You had a sturgeon? This doesn't sound good already.

Maybe your clam died and mucked up your water now? What sort of snail do you have? One with a "door" on its shell? Like a mystery snail? To see if they are dead, gently pull on its door and if it opens right up your snail is dead but if you can't open it with a tiny amount of force then its still kicking.

Please don't add salt!!!! You have scaleless fish and it will harm them.

I'm not sure how to check if the clam is dead. Maybe try to open it up just like the snail? And clams I've heard make a big mess of your water so I would ditch it anyways.

okiemavis 09-01-2008 12:54 PM

Likes are your clam died. Freshwater clams *only* feed on greenwater, so unless you have greenwater, or you're constantly adding some for your clam to filter feed, it's starved to death. I learned this the hard way too :( I was told they would feed on marine invert food, which they won't.

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