It is abundant in the Albemarle region of North Carolina , as well as other areas along the east coast. Ministerio del Ambiente y de los Recursos Naturales Caracas. It is difficult to keep a clam long term in captivity, but if you have a well established tank, and you think you can handle them, then they are an interesting piece to your aquarium. Ecology of an invasive pest bivalve, Corbicula. As the clam ages, the periostracum becomes darker in color. The shells are lightly purple on the inside.
Freshwater Clams spend their time resting on the tank bottom. Adding Clams: After acclimating them to your water, carefully place them not drop! In the case of tanks with excessive greenwater, this is no problem. Ecologically, C.
Ammonia and Nitrites should be 0 ppm, and Nitrate levels should be kept in check with regular partial water changes. Freshwater Clams need calcium for healthy shell growth, so it may be worth testing water for Calcium and supplement as necessary. Haha thanks! It is helpful to have fine plants like mosses or hairgrass.
Most easily, they can be distinguished by the amount of ribs on the shell; C. Ohio Journal of Science No large-scale geographic features function as dispersal barriers. They grow fast, mature early, produce lots of offspring, can tolerate a wide range of environmental factors including temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, water flow and substrate type, and do not need an intermediate host to carry the larvae like native mussels do. They will grow slowly if they get enough food and they will sometimes move around to get a better feeding spot. In Ohio and Tennessee where river beds are dredged for sand and gravel for use as aggregation material in cement, the high densities of C.