Asian Golden Clam -sick, Dead Or Alive?

cait053

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I bought two clams and received them two days ago. The one has submerged itself in the sand, however, this other one has not moved.

As you can see, the light strip of color is a partial opening. I have touched it and it closed its shell more, so I know it is still alive.

This is my first time with clams and I heard if they die the ammonia spike could kill all in my aquarium.

So hers my question:

Is it normal for them to not bury itself in sand?
Is it sick? Near death?

Should I take it out now and re-home/consider it dead?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Lorekeeper

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Hard to say.

It doesn't look completely clamped shut in the picture. Try poking it, and if it recoils and shuts, then it's alive. If not, then it's likely dead.

Or, take it out and smell it. If it smells like death, then you have your answer.
 
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