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What is one of the colors on a clownfish? (hint there is a clownfish on the CR logo in the top left corner of the page.)

No foot?


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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by chort55 View Post
    Its doesnt have a foot as in it hasnt set foot yet or its foot was ripped off?
    Employee said it broke off?
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    i would say it would have to have been ripped off not broke since its a muscle like appendage...def dont buy it
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    The clam may be fine. Tridacna clams don't have a foot. What they have is a byssal gland, which produces byssal threads (thin strings that in mass can look foot-like). When moved Tridacna clams sometimes release a clump of byssal threads. Losing byssal threads doesn't hurt the clam. However, if the byssal gland is damaged the clam will die in a few months. My guess is the gland is fine but I certainly can't be sure. If you're suspicious of its quality/health I would recommend not buying it. But on the other hand if you were to order one online you would be buying it without even seeing it.

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