Giant Clam (Tridacna gigas)
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2271 Litres (600 US G.)
137-118 cm (53.9-46.5")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
- Indo-Pacific reef slopes.
- Like its other relatives, it is hermaphroditic.
- Position so it can receive enough light. Do not house with known predators like Angelfish and Butterflyfish.
- Photosynthetic algae in tissues provide food. Can also do supplemental feeding.
- A spacious reef tank with good flow and passive tank mates will do
- Sedentary, like most Tridacnids.
- Sports a mantle that is often blue, to blue-green, to green. It is vastly larger than its relatives, making it "the" giant clam.