Hippopus Clam (Hippopus hippopus)

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Hippopus Clam

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Hippopus Clam

Hippopus hippopus

568 Litres (150 US G.)

27.9-30.5cm (11-12 ")


8.1 - 8.4

23.9-26.7°C (75 -80 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-20 years



This animal is available captive bred

Alternative Names[edit | edit source]

Hippopus Clam, Bear Paw Clam, Horse Hoof Clam, Strawberry Clam

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Not sexually dimorphic

Tank Compatibility[edit | edit source]

Position so it can receive enough light.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Photosynthetic algae living in tissues provide food; can also do supplementary feeding.

Feeding Regime[edit | edit source]


Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Sedentary, like its tridacnid relatives.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Comes in a variety of colors.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]