giant clams

The new ORA Maxima Clam poster is stunning

The new ORA Maxima Clam poster is a stunning reminder about why we love these mollusks. Following up on the success of the ORA Coral and ORA Clownfish posters, this new poster features vivid colors that will light up any…

Black tiger maxima clam in the wild

In case you had forgotten what a stellar black tiger maxima clam is supposed to look like  . . . here’s some great shots of this clam to jog your memory. It’s been a long time since giant clams have…

Teardrop clams from around the world

Ever since the teardrop clam became officially described as a distinct species, we’ve really made an effort to notice and document Tridacna noae whenever possible. Thankfully, in just one year we’ve witnessed this unique bivalve all over the world. In just…

Video: Stunning adult blue squamosa clam in Tulamben, Bali

When it comes to giant clams, very few species can truly grab our attention like a nice, big, blue squamosa clam. Sure our heads will turn for a crazy rare Tonga Devil clam, an African Costata clam, blue Derasa clams…

Tridacna derasa: A Good Excuse to Clam Up!

Of all the Tridacna spp. clams available to hobbyists, perhaps the hardiest and easiest to maintain of them all is Tridacna derasa, the so-called smooth giant clam. This species is so smooth, in fact, that amorous, gold-chain-wearing male specimens have…

ORA is serving up some fantastic hybrid maxima clams

Clams are some of the most fascinating members of the coral reef community, and they are especially welcomed in our home aquaria. Today we have access to more varieties of Tridacna than ever, and ORA is piling on one more new…

Blue squamosa clams are back at Global Reef Supply

Blue Squamosa clams are a particular aquarium animal which holds a very special place in our salty hearts. Compared to regular Tridacna squamosa, the ‘blue squammies’ are so much more stunning and they are among the most colorful large bivalve you…

Teardrop squamosa clam masquerades as Tridacna noae

You’re probably familiar with teardrop ‘maxima’ clams which were recently described as a new species, Tridacna noae. But have you ever heard of a teardrop Squamosa clam? Us neither, but this recently revealed specimen acquired by Global Reef Supply sure does…

Australian Blue squamosa clam resurfaces at Pieces of the Ocean

The blue squamosa clam is one of the most highly sought after strains of any Tridacna for aquarium keepers. Wild specimens are very occasionally imported but the quality of their mantle color and pattern vary greatly from the kind-of blue, to…

Take a good look at this scribbled pattern of this Tiger Devil Clam

It’s been a minute since we harped on our continued infatuation with the fascinating Devil Clam, so this weekend we swung by one of our favorite Southern California LFS to see a pattern of Tridacna mbalavuana we haven’t seen before. Ali…