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MonsiuerPercy1 08-04-2009 08:15 AM

Freshwater Clam
 
I was at the LFS the other day and saw some freshwater clams that are about 2 inches in diameter. I was wondering if I could keep one in a 55 gallon. In the 55 there are some giant danios, 3 guppies, 6-7 cories, 2 dojo loaches, and 10-12 regular danios. would they be okay? Besides that do they really do anything?

onefish2fish 08-04-2009 08:38 AM

these clams are filter feeders meaning they get their food from the water and will not survive long term in your tank. they truely need green water for a constant food source.

MonsiuerPercy1 08-04-2009 11:07 AM

okay thanks. I was just looking to add something different to the tank. How about ghost shrimp? I know they are supposed to be feeders but I wanted to try them. They would be put in the 55 gallon so would they be compatible with the fish in there?

redlessi 08-04-2009 10:00 PM

not sure but the loaches might eat them............

onefish2fish 08-04-2009 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 (Post 222678)
okay thanks. I was just looking to add something different to the tank. How about ghost shrimp? I know they are supposed to be feeders but I wanted to try them. They would be put in the 55 gallon so would they be compatible with the fish in there?

they are used as feeders but ive kept them before in my tanks and yes they may get eaten but thats what they were intended for in the first place, correct?

MonsiuerPercy1 08-05-2009 08:10 AM

Exactly. I think I am going to get some ghost shrimp today. They are pretty cheap so even if they do get eaten they will be cool to look at while they last.

Blaxicanlatino 08-07-2009 05:26 PM

but i have noticed that in my tank the shrimps do well and if you put too many in then they die down to a good population. Ive tried both ghost and cherry shrimp and i found that my fish simply pass by the ghost shrimp as if they arent there. however, when it comes to cherry shrimp, they tear them to shreds in an instant. Im thinking you dont have to worry much cause ghost shrimps tend to camo

MonsiuerPercy1 08-07-2009 09:20 PM

Okay thanks.

ChristinaRoss 12-09-2009 03:45 PM

i love the ghost shrimp, i have some in a 55 and their doing great


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