Can A Clam Move On His Own???


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I have a new Maxima that I put on a rock 1/2 up in the water column. I was told they do not like to be on the sand, but every morning I find him on the sand in front of the rock i put him on. Is he moving on his own? Is he getting knocked over possibly (current, fish, etc.)? Should Ileave him alone to find his own spot? I know the more I handle him the worse it is, so what should I do???
It's very possible for a clam to move on it's own. I've watched mine (slowly) make it's way across the sandbed using it's bysall gland. FWIW, your clam will be fine placed in the sand. This is where I keep all my clams.