The Freshwater Clam is a living filter that helps keep your pond or aquarium water clear and clean. By removing uneaten food and detritus from the water column, the Freshwater Clam helps maintain water quality and lower nitrate levels. Like many freshwater bivalves, Corbicual sp. typically buries itself in the substrate. However, can live on bare bottom ponds and aquariums. Raised at Cali koi.
Corbicual sp of the Corbiculidae family reaches a length of about 2", which makes it a suitable addition to well-established aquariums and ponds of almost any size.
This species originates in Asia and has a brown shell, banded in black. For best care, house the Freshwater Clam in an aquarium of at least 10 gallons with medium to very fine substrate. The Freshwater Clam should not be housed with invertebrate-eating fish, such as freshwater puffers.
The Freshwater Clam obtains its nutrition from filtering food and detritus from the water column. If necessary, its diet can be supplemented with a quality invertebrate food. Keep in mind that the Freshwater Clam will not tolerate any copper-based medication.
Care Level: Easy
Water Conditions: 60-85° F,
KH 8-10, pH 6.5-8.0
Max. Size: 2"
Color Form: Gold, Tan, Brn
Origin: USA Captive Bred