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
Alternative names[edit | edit source]
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Indo-Pacific reef slopes.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Like its other relatives, it is hermaphroditic.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Position so it can receive enough light
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Photosynthetic algae in tissues provide food. Can also do supplemental feeding.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]
- A reef tank will do
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Sedentary, like most tridacnids.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Sports a mantle that is often blue, to blue-green, to green. It is vastly larger than its relatives, making it "the" giant clam.