spots on clam


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I was planning on buying a clam today from my lfs, but I noticed that the two they had have little white/tannish spots on the mantle. One had around 5 little spots and the other one had two. Is this most likely some type of disease or is it common for clams to have random spots on the mantle?


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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15464889#post15464889 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by OrionN
Without seeing it, there is noway we can tell from your description.

+1, could also be slight tissure damage from a bump or a fish/crab picking at it. If at all possible go see it for a few days in a row..or every other and see if it is getting worse or better. If a bump only takes a few days in my experience to heal..hth