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Re: Clams

They sound like they would be a very interesting addition to the tank.  Are
they difficult to feed, and do they actually help with filtration of the
water?  Do they live for a reasonably long time?  The reason I as is that I
tend to have fair amount of fine suspended particulate matter, and I'd love
a way to get rid of it naturally.

Justin Collins

> Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 09:14:56 -0400 (edt)
> From: "Roger S. Miller" <rgrmill at rt66_com>
> Subject: Re: clams
> I've had clams most of the time over the last few years, and I really
> wouldn't advise them for stirring the substrate in a planted tank.  If you
> have many plants and your plants are at all well established in the
> substrate then they probably won't be able to move very far through the
> root mass. Mine usually found a place where they could dig in, then stayed
> there. Trumpet snails are smaller so seem to be less troubled by the
> roots.
> On the other hand, clams are great little filters.  They give a whole new
> spin on "biological filtration".
> Roger Miller