Giant Clam (Tridacna gigas)

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Giant Clam

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Giant Clam

Tridacna gigas

2271 Litres (600 US G.)

137-118 cm (53.9-46.5")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-100 years

Family

Tridacnidae

This animal is available captive bred




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Origin[edit]

Indo-Pacific reef slopes.

Sexing[edit]

Like its other relatives, it is hermaphroditic.

Tank compatibility[edit]

Position so it can receive enough light

Diet[edit]

Photosynthetic algae in tissues provide food. Can also do supplemental feeding.

Feeding regime[edit]

Daily.

Environment Specifics[edit]

A reef tank will do

Behaviour[edit]

Sedentary, like most tridacnids.

Identification[edit]

Sports a mantle that is often blue, to blue-green, to green. It is vastly larger than its relatives, making it "the" giant clam.

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