Under the proper conditions, smaller Derasa Clams can double or triple their size in less than a year. If growth is happening and continues, the clams are feeding properly. When you feed them, make sure you slowly aim the food towards their feeding tube. This picture shows a Freshwater Clam. We provide informative articles about caring for pets that you can come back to again and again when you have questions or want to learn more! The giant clam can measure up to 4 feet across the length of its shell. You could probably make fish food outta them though. Of course, it would be a yummy snack for them, lol. *Algae powders can be purchased at various stores online, Ebay, or even at your local pet shop. Our site includes quite a bit of content, so if you're having an issue finding what you're looking for, go on ahead and use that search feature there! In captivity, you can feed them finely crushed shrimp and clam pellets. In cases such as these, the clams require supplemental feeding or they will starve. To take care of a live freshwater clam, place it in an aquarium with about 4 inches of a sandy substrate. Welcome! They usually prefer sandy surfaces , so if you consider having one of these mollusks as a pet, it’s essential that the habitat is adapted to their needs, that is, with a substrate of around 8 centimeters and enough sandto remain hidden or buried. Also, I have sand in my tank about 2 inches, but the bigger calm doesn't fit completely under the sand, only about half way. The Care of Freshwater Clams Next to toxic aquarium water (ammonia and the like), the feeding of freshwater clams has been their demise in aquarium culture. Page 1 of 2: 1: 2 > LinkBack: Thread Tools: Display Modes: 09-28-2015, 02:48 PM #1 LVKSPlantlady. $7.50 shipping. your username. Would you like to write for us? They do not remove nitrate and ammonia. If they die, clams can kill your fish if you have them in a small tank. When a clam perishes in an aquarium it will lead to a deadly ammonia spike that can quickly kill the other inhabitants of the tank. Observing Asian Gold Clam Behavior Clams have always fascinated me--I can remember keeping them as a child. your password Clams can survive for quite a while without food—it is an unfortunate fact that this aspect of their anatomy leads to their ultimate demise in the hands of inexperienced keepers. I am afraid they are dead. Copyright © Pet Ponder & Buzzle.com, Inc.