Asian Gold Freshwater Clams Care Sheet
Asian Gold Freshwater Clam (Pilsbryoconcha exilis)
Temperament - Peaceful
PH - 7.0-8.0
Temperature - 65-85 Degrees F
Diet - Filter Feeder
Tank Size - 15 Gallons
Freshwater Clams are great filter feeders! A well established aquarium is needed in order to properly house Asian Gold Clams. They also require sand or very fine gravel as a substrate, as they will partially bury themselves usually with half of them sticking up to feed. This species of Clams can get quite large, as big as 8".
There is no need to feed them as they eat the micro organisms that are in your aquariums water, though if you have low amounts of excess debris you can supplement them with Algae Discs, by allowing them to dissolve in the water.
Asian Gold Clams are such prolific cleaners it may be necessary to feed them. Not only will they consume detritus and uneaten food, they simultaneously are decreasing nitrate levels in your aquarium. These clams will not harm your plants as they burrow into your sand or fine gravel. Great for ponds also!
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Due to local laws & regulations, we cannot ship clams to Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota or Wisconsin.
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