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Old 03/29/2018, 03:35 PM   #1
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Can I spot feed Crocea with phyto plankton?

The Crocea I bought is about 3" long and supposed to be self-sustainable. But until I re-work my rock-work to get him much higher to the lights, I would like to know how I should feed the phytoplanton?

Should I just dump a capful in the tank, use a turkey baster to spot-feed, or something else?

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Old 03/29/2018, 08:45 PM   #2
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It will be fine for a few days with low light. I wouldn't try feeding it in fear of lowering the tanks water quality, which is more important then the lighting in the first few days of acclimation.

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Old 03/30/2018, 12:21 AM   #3
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You cant target feed clams, their filtering apparatus(also gills) will get clogged and it will cough out everything that went in and close up. Just dump a cupful in the tank

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Old 04/02/2018, 07:03 AM   #4
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i've found it unnecessary to feed Tridacna clams.

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"You don't use science to show that you're right, you use science to become right" - xkcd

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Old 04/13/2018, 12:39 PM   #5
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I typically dump in return section of sump and allow pump to spread thru tank

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Old 04/15/2018, 03:49 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by MondoBongo View Post
i've found it unnecessary to feed Tridacna clams.

My squammy was about an inch and a half when I got it. Never directly fed it a thing. 3 years later and its about 6".

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Originally posted by der_wille_zur_macht:

"He's just taking his lunch to work"
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Old 04/16/2018, 05:01 AM   #7
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I'm another that has never fed my Tridacna clams. I do blast my live rock with a turkey baster at least once a week. I'm not sure if that helps feed them but, they are growing.

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