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Asian and pea clams

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#1 Guest_fishlvr_*

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 01:31 PM

I didn't know whether to put this in the invert section or invasive/exotics section.

First question: Will pea clams survive in and aquarium? I just got a bunch of live gravel/sand out of my creek and put it in my 55 gallon, and now I have atleast 200 asian clams, and several pea clams.

Second question: Do they breed in captivity? I don't really want any more of the Asians, but I don't mind the pea clams so much. I don't want to have so many that they all start to die off and cause and ammonia/nitrate/nitrite spike. If they will breed, is there a way to control it? From what I read, they release thousands of babies each day into the water column during their breeding season.

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 01:37 PM

I've never had any luck with sphaeriids. They seem to be quite sensitive and usually kick the bucket soon after being introduced to the tank. Plus, nearly anything with a wide enough mouth will eat them.

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