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12-24-2009, 6:06 PM
I have a crocea clam. I have had him for about 2 years. While cleaning the tank today I noticed a spot on the outside of his shell about 3/4" below the ridge. It looks like his skin. Maybe the shell is cracked? He is doing fine, I'm just concerned. Had another clam in there for about 6 months. Took him out about 4 months ago (no room for both). Any info would be appreciated.

12-24-2009, 6:08 PM
Pic would be helpful if you can post.

12-24-2009, 6:09 PM
I believe the mantle should heal. As long as nothings trying to pick at teh wounds ( ie.e hermite and crabs)

Atlanta Aquarium
12-24-2009, 6:29 PM
Larry, he should be fine as long as there is nothing picking his wound. I dropped a scalpel right through the middle of my clam. Went through about 2". He wasn't too happy at first but he was fine a few days later.

12-24-2009, 8:40 PM
thanks guys, I will leave him be. I do not have to many things in there to mess with him.

12-24-2009, 8:42 PM
What would cause that to happen? Nothing has fallen on him, and he is on the sand bed.