tridacna gigas

Visiting the Original Giant Clam Farm in Palau

Palau is home to eight of the ten known species of giant clams, making it one of the epicenters of giant clam diversity in the world. Better yet, Palau is also home to the world’s first and still oldest operating…

Waikiki Aquarium management has head in the sand about recent animal deaths

The Waikiki Aquarium has been a bleeding edge aquarium institution in the world for the better part of a decade. We aquarists have revered and longed to see this world-famous display of marine life in Hawaii ever since it was…

Tridacna Clams in Reef Aquariums

Giant clams of the genus Tridacna are popular mollusks for reef aquariums. Oftentimes, people unfamiliar with the ocean are familiar only with the shells of clams. Their true beauty, however, can only be realized when they are living and healthy,…

Triton Reef’s big pet Tridacna Gigas giant clam

Triton Reef has been attracting a lot of attention for their revolutionary approach to chemistry and novel water testing service, but behind the company are die hard hobbyists that really love reefing. The Triton Reef reef, is a lush garden of…

Giant Clams live in fields at the Bolinao Marine Laboratory, Philippines

Tridacna gigas, the largest of all the giant clams can grow to four feet across and even if most specimens never reach more than three feet long, the weight and size of these bivalves is massive. Once extinct in the Philippines,…