New Research Reveals how to Breed Bigger and More Colorful Crocea Clams

Crocea clams are one of the smallest species of Tridacna, much prized in home reef aquaria since they exhibit a range of colors and patterns which can very greatly in their patterning. At their most basic the boring Tridacna crocea clams…

Giant Clam Poop Could Help Corals Recover from Bleaching!

Last September a study was published taking a close look at giant clam poop, more accurately described as fecal pellets. We previously shared this story but wanted to circle back to it to really drive home one interesting point about…

Tridacna elongatissima ‘Resurrected’ in the Western Indian Ocean

Tridacna elongatissima is a species of giant clam that was first described from the Western Indian Ocean all the way back in 1856. Somewhere along the way the characteristics of this species were thought to be synonymous with Tridacna maxima…

How (Hybrid) Tridacna Clams are Made

Spawning and rearing giant clams is an elaborate process that requires a certain degree of knowledge, but thankfully this know-how has been extensively documented and shared around the world. For around forty years small island nations of the Pacific Ocean…

Science Sheds Light on Squamosa x Crocea Clam Hybrids

Hybrid giant clams have been an enigma to the aquarists who seek to understand them in order to better provide for these treasured bivalves. Finally a new research experiment not only confirmed the authenticity of hybrid Tridacna clams – they’ve…

Tridacna squamosina: First Aquarium Pictures of the Rare Red Sea Endemic

Tridacna squamosina was first described jus over ten years ago and we finally have the first solid evidence for this species in the aquarium hobby. Originally described as Tridacna costata, T. squamosina or the squamosina clam has a surprisingly distinct appearance…

Rare Tridacna squamosina Photographed by Diver in Kenya

Tridacna squamosina is one of the least known, and most recently recognized species of giant clams (sort of). A fresh new set of pictures taken by Dawn Goebbels while diving in Kenya  really showcases some nice examples of the rarely…

Small Gigas Clams Grow Incredibly Fast

Giant clams, especially the giant clam is one of the most fabled reef animals growing to absolutely massive proportions. After a fifteen year absence from the reef aquarium hobby Tridacna gigas returned through the farming efforts of Oceans Reefs & Aquariums better known…

Red Sea Clams Return to the Aquarium Hobby

When we were just a wee little aquarist still playing around with African and American cichlids, one of the creatures that drew us to the world of ‘mini reef’ aquariums were the giant clams from the Red Sea. It was…

Gigas Clam Return to the Reef Hobby thanks to ORA

The true giant clam, Tridacna gigas, is finally making a return to the aquarium world thanks to recent success by Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums, better known as ORA. Several species of Tridacna clams can get quite large, over 18″ or 45cm long…