What Do Freshwater Clams Eat?

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Freshwater clams and mussels feed on algae, other small plants and tiny animals. They are also known to eat bacteria that grow on pieces of plant debris. They filter their food out of the water.
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Freshwater clams eat crushed shrimp and clam pellets. They also will strain the suspended food particles from the water. Therefore clams are great for filtering your tank. You can find more information here: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/freshwater-clams.html
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