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.
^Check out this link! The minimum tank size is ten gallons, I might get one myself!
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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.