Advice on supermarket clams and mussels

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Advice on supermarket clams and mussels

Post by olliesworld » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:06 pm

Ollie (Fahaka Puffer) is now around ten inches long and living happily in his 300 gallon tank. I feed him everything recommended and always freeze then thaw the fresh live clams and mussels from the seafood counter at our supermarket before feeding them to him.

My question is: do these items that are destined for human consumption actually have parasites? ewwww if so!
I guess we would be cooking them before eating right?

I was just wondering if some of the freshwater clams could actually live in the sand in the tank. Too dangerous?

Thanks and don't worry- I am keeping up with the freezing- just curious!

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Re: Advice on supermarket clams and mussels

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:14 pm

You can freeze them before soaking in tepid vitamin-enriched water. Do NOT cook!
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