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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-17-2011, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, I was just wondering if anyone had tried keeping freshwater clams with their bettas?
If so what do you think?
I have a 10gal tank and I can't get any bigger but I can easily, readily, and happily meet the other requirements for the clam.
I'm curious if anyone else has tried this and what y'all think, it'll be a while before I get it (at least a year or more), and the only thing I'm worried about is the tank size.
Just doing research before hand and seeing what comes up.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 07:20 AM
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omg lol i wana clam how cute :) then maybe one day befor it gets old and passes , it will make me a fresh water pearl.

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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I know! I thought it'd be pretty cool. :) If not now definitely in the future.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 11:06 AM
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^Check out this link! The minimum tank size is ten gallons, I might get one myself!

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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 11:21 AM
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how do you know if its eating or not?
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 11:51 AM
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I seriously wanted a clam, considered it just like you. The only thing with them is they are filter feeders and eat leftover food and junk in the water column. Because you only have one betta, you won't have enough for it to eat so you will need to feed it. Foster and Smith Aquatics and other LFS carry phytoplankton and zooplankton formulas that I believe will adequately feed it. But before you get a clam, I would definitely talk to someone at a knowledgeable LFS (not Petsmart or Petc but a tropical fish store) and ask how to feed a clam. I've heard they're really cute when they move around the tank.
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 01:08 PM
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Oooohhh! A clam would be pretty neat in a community tank. Any opinions on how it would do in a 55 gal NPT community?

....Just keep swimming...

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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 03:13 PM
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that would be awesome
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 08:24 PM
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my clam just passed after 8 months=[
i figured there was enough gunk in a cycled tank with algae to feed him...apperantly not -.-;
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 09:31 PM
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Clams are cool, but not good betta tankmates, and don't really do good in tanks smaller than 30 gallons, and that is usually too small, depending on your tank.

I only have 1 betta left, but he's a cool blue marble!
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