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Substrate Burrower/Filter Feeder - Golden Freshwater Clams


Substrate Burrower/Filter Feeder - Golden Freshwater Clams

Substrate Burrower/Filter Feeder - Golden Freshwater Clams
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Substrate Burrower Golden Clams
Corbicula fluminea

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.


Golden Clams - no less than 10 will be packed


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Golden Clam - BUY MORE AND SAVE 100 or more


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1. Linda on 4/18/2013, said:

I had about 20 clams in a 55 gallon tank. When you would clean the gravel it would raise them out of where they were tucked into and in a little bit they would nestle themselves back down in the gravel. I loved watching them and felt they did help with cleaning. Only one problem when my clown loaches got big the cracked them open like pistachios. Five at a time the empty open shells would be on top of the gravel. Just want to share that if you have large loaches this might happen to you. Other wise I loved them.
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2. Todd on 7/2/2011, said:

Recieved exactly what I ordered. All alive, shells all opened and burrowing began within minutes of adding them to my substrate. Very pleased.
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