That is very pretty. I just love them, but will never buy one. These are one of those items that should probably not be sold in the hobby as they just don't do well at all. Notice how large it is open? This could be a sign that it is not doing well.
I agree, they need to be fed and fed often inorder to survive. I've heard people say they only live for a couple of months in an aquarium but I've had mine since this last febuary and it seems to be doing well. I feed the tank zooplankton, phytoplankton and microvert.
After thinking about it, my first post was probably not appropriate, as I didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢t really offer any advice. My apologies
Before I found RC I had two of these. I was able to keep both alive for about 8 months. From researching I have found that to be the "average" survival time.
I fed with Kent Micro-vert, Phytoplex and Marine snow
I must admit they are beautiful.
Make sure you feed him well.
Good luck and keep us posted on the results.
Well i bought it because i knew that it wasnÃƒ"šÃ‚Â´t going to live long in hands of inexpert people. They where imported from Cuba (6 clams).
If iÃƒ"šÃ‚Â´m not wrong they all died a few weeks later. Mine still lives. I feed them Kent Phyoplex and Micro-vert, i had to bring these foods from Germany. There isnt such type of food here in the Islands and even dificult to find in Spain.