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Moving a clam?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PotRoast, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. PotRoast

    PotRoast Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    I want to move my clam. He is in a bad spot....getting overun by spreading corals, branching corals, etc.

    He is embedded in rock, and does not want to move. Can I go ahead and apply some force? I don't want to ruin the foot...

    Anyone ever tried to move a firmly rooted clam in a rock?

    Please advise.
  2. adampottebaum

    adampottebaum Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

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    I've tried lifting my clam out for a while to a new spot with no success. They have a very strong foot, and if it get's torn they could easily die. It's very hard to do, good luck...
  3. Waverz

    Waverz Expert Reefkeeper

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    I was able to move mine with some pressure and patience, but it was attached to the bottom of my tank and not onto a rock. If it's attached to a rock you could try to chisel the rock apart but it sounds like it might be buried.

    Good luck.

  4. REEFer Madness

    REEFer Madness Inactive User

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    I have moved the one I had before. Like with Jeremy said, pressure and patience.

    I don't know if touching it with something frozen, like an ice cube, will work. Like with an anemone.

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