I also have a large set of freshwater clams for sale or trade...you can just reply if you are interested.
Once or twice I've seen them for sale in aquarium shops or on Aquabid. If you have time, why not tell us more about them. If they were collected from the wild, I'd be careful about putting them in an aquarium without making sure they are free of diseases and parasites.
The clams are in fact, from the wild. There is a natural spring (creek) that flows behind my house back home. The water is clean and I have even quarantined several before putting them in my tank, but the 5 or so in there are thriving perfectly! They also range in size greatly. I have found some smaller than a dime and I have even found a select few that were 3-4 inches in length (they were the lucky ones the raccoons hadn't gotten to yet.) lol
I'm interested in clams for a pond i have.
Does anyone have any water peremters or temperature requirements for these fellas?
Can you post a photo or look them up online and find out exactly what kind of clam they are. I am curious to know more about them as well.
Below is a bit of info found at this link: http://aquamaniacs.net/forum/cms_view_article.php?
More profile info can be found here: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Display.cfm? pCatId=1642
Latin: Corbicual sp.
Distribution: Asia, Burma, Thailand
Diet: Filter feeding omnivore
Hardness/pH: Moderate to hard/pH 7.0-8.0
Tank minimum: 10 gallon
Length: Up to 2"
Temperature: 65-82°F (18-28°C)
Notes: Freshwater Clams are typically brown and black banded, and inhabit temperate freshwater rivers and lakes around the world. Most freshwater clams found in the aquarium trade originate from Asia. Freshwater Clams burrow in the substrate where they feed by filtering food and detritus from the water column. Their diet must be supplemented with a high-quality invertebrate food, an infusion mixture used for culturing daphnia, and/or green water.
Tankmates must be non-aggressive species that will not harass or make a meal out of invertebrates (such as dwarf puffers, or clown loaches). Freshwater clams do not tolerate copper and other medications, and must be removed whenever treating an aquarium.
That is really interesting information.
You'd really have to give and take on those though because you don't know if it's that one species.
looking to buy some freshwater clams
can we see some pics i love snails claims and alot of other shell things like crabs and so on but before i ever get them they have to be th ecolor im looking for.
That posting was over a year old. I seem to remember reading that freshwater clams are not suitable for home aquariums but don't remember all the reasons.
I've got a couple in my African tank, when I do my cleanings I dig them up and make sure they burrow again. They probably hate me for this, but they've been there for a few months.
Not much to look at though tanner, they are completely black, like my sand.
i didnt check how long ago it was. sorry. but black seem to be nice. i dotn like brit color shell creatures. green is my favorit tho.
Interested in buying some clams. Particularly interested in native species as I don't want to introduce any invasive species to my area (philadelphia area).
i live in detroit area would love to purchase a few clams for my small pond