Substrate Burrower Golden Clams
a.k.a. Freshwater Asian Clams
Native to: Tropical South Asia, Africa, and Austrailia
This little clam is usually shipped about the size of a nickel. You do not need to feed them, they are filter feeders, and they will feed off micro-organisms and waste in your aquarium substrate! When you first get them, acclimate them as you would any other new fish, drop them in your aquarium, and gently push them just a touch into your substrate. They prefer to bury themselves in "small" gravel or sand substrates, so no larger- sized rock substrates, however we have kept them for decades in old tanks that had fairly chuncky rock and they did well. They will move around on their own, and will NOT disturb your plants or their roots. They will live, well, probably forever because in time they will hopefully produce baby clams that will grow up just like Mommy and Daddy.
STOCKING INFO: for aquariums or ponds stock about 6 per sq foot of gravel bed space. Minimum order: No less than 10 please
Do freshwater clams breed parasites?
QUESTION: I heard that when freshwater clams breed, their offspring are parasites that kill the fish is this true?
ANSWER: No! Their offspring are not parasites, they are clams. The same water filterers not parasites. Not sure where you heard that but that is not true. There is a difference between freshwater mussels and freshwater clams this is where the confusion comes in. Mussell larve are, Clams are not. Mussells are not clams and are also illegal to sell.