Live Clams - farmed for human consumption

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Live Clams - farmed for human consumption

Post by JennJenn » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:12 pm

If I pick a couple of these up from the grocery store. Fresh alive from the tank there. Can I bring them home and just drop them in my puffer tank? Give them something to arouse interest. Different to eat.

Should all shell fish be frozen then thawed and then offered?

Thank you for your advice.

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Re: Live Clams - farmed for human consumption

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:45 am

Even for human consumption, they'd be cooked before eating, which would kill off parasites. Since we don't feed our fish cooked food, freezing is the next best option. Or QT for at least a month.
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Re: Live Clams - farmed for human consumption

Post by JennJenn » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:14 pm

So to be completely safe I should freeze everything raw for a week or 2 at least, thaw then try & feed. I'm reading that their main diet should consist of snails. Offer other things maybe once or twice a week only. I also read that live fish can be offered but not often.

Would you say the safest route would be to keep my own live bearers so that I can ensure their health? Would you recommend guppies, platys or mollies? Or should I keep all 3 for variance?

I've never kept any of them as I did not want to be over run with unwanted fish. They are all prolific breeders. I'm not in this to sell fish and make money from them. I do it be cause I love it. I find it therapeutic and love to learn and read about keeping different species of fish and plants. I find it very gratifying when everything goes well.

My fish I usually choose based on their behaviour, mating rituals. They are so much fun to watch.

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