An Asian Gold Clam can be a unique and interesting conversation piece in a freshwater aquarium. In many cases, an Asian Gold Clam will be between half way and three quarters buried. The substrate actually moves. Another interesting thing to see is that different clams can behave differently.
Asian Gold Clam: Care, Feeding, Size, Tank Mates – Video
Golden Clams Art
Freshwater Clam Care Introduction: Keeping Clams in the Aquarium Clams bivalves are wonderful additions to the aquarium. Undue to popular belief, they are not difficult to keep successfully in a properly maintained and aged home aquarium. Clams are filter feeders meaning they acquire life-sustaining nutrients by filtering the water around them. In cases such as these, the clams require supplemental feeding or they will starve. 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.
Introduction: Keeping and Care of Freshwater Clams In Aquariums
Corbicula fulminea By Justin Pierce There has recently been a surge in both interest and availability in the aquarium trade of a small freshwater clam, Corbicula fulminea. I thought I would write this article to help paint a clearer picture about how it functions, how to care for it, and its overlooked threat to the natural environment through intentional or unintentional release from captivity. This clam goes by a number of common names. In its native land, it is a prized food source to many people. Indeed, it is this popularity that has enabled it to cross overseas into new countries, notably the United States, and become established as an invasive species.
Alternatively, it may have come in with the importation of the Giant Pacific oyster also from the Asia Foster Live Asian clams were first detected in US waters in in the Columbia River, Washington; the species quickly spread across the continent and is currently found in 44 states. Corbicula was detected in the Ohio River in and continues to spread through drainages in the Midwest and Northeast. The exact mechanism for secondary dispersal of Corbicula throughout North America is unknown, but likely involves human activity, including bait bucket introductions, accidental introductions associated with imported aquaculture species, and intentional introductions by people who buy them as a food item in markets Foster Larval clams can attach to vegetation, floating debris for long distance dispersal.