Clam "sneezing"


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Whenever I feed my tank golden pearls, my clam seems to go through a couple sets of 3-4 contractions. It almost looks like the clam is sneezing. Is this an irritant reaction or is this a feeding response? Should I discontinue using the GP's? (I am using the smallest size 5-50 microns) Thanks for the help.


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The "sneezing" is an irritant reaction, or a defense reaction. You could try feeding the tank a little less of the GP or maybe put the GP's in the current going away from the clam, and see if that helps.


Premium Member
My clams don't like golden pearls either. I suspect it clogs their gills. I've found that if I feed the golden pearls at night just before the lights go out the acros still benefit but the clams are pretty much closed up for the day anyway.