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    Healthy?

    How come my clam's mantle extends so much does that mean it's not getting enough light or he is unhealthy? I have only had him for a couple of months I placed him on this rock and he turned himself once and then stayed there.

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    Looks like a happy clam to me. The white new shell in the first pic shows that it is growing too.

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    Ok thanks! I was just worried because this is my first clam and I just don't remember seeing clams in the store extend the mantle out that far.
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    How big is he?

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    3-4" long
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    I thought extended mantles like that meant they are trying to gather more light. Is this incorrect then?

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    wat lighting? wat size tank? Wat flow? Maybe its just the flow thats "puffing" his mantle up like that...dose he open enough to where u can see the siphon and the intake part? It looks healthy to me too but im no expert, fairly new to clams myself.hthsd
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    croceas naturally have really long mantle extension mine stretches out that far too!! looks happy and healthy to me!
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    Good to know. Beautiful clam BTW.

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