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Are saltwater clams hard to keep?

Asked: Tom Fiddament, Last Updated:

No, most clams aren't hard to keep if you have the right lighting and calcium. One thing that may surprise you is that clams are also very good at filtering nitrates out of the system, or so I've read. It's perfectly normal for the clam to retract its mantle when a fish swims by, if that's what you're wondering.

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