The Maxea Clam Hybrids of Australia’s Acro Al

It’s been ten years since we had the privilege of highlighting Maxea clams, the first documented, obvious specimens of hybrid Tridacna that the aquarium hobby was ever aware of. There was a wave of criticism and and healthy dose about the…

Red Sea Maxima Clams are back in the aquarium hobby

Red Sea Maxima Clams are back in the aquarium hobby after a long absence that spanned more than a decade and a half. Wholesaler ACI Aquaculture in Tampa Florida recently landed a batch of just under 300 Red Sea Maxima…

Diversity of South Pacific Maxima clams revealed in Tahiti Marine video

Giant clams of the genus Tridacna and Hippopus come in a wide range of mantle colors and textures but of all the species, Tridacna maxima are some of the most diverse. At Tahiti in the South Pacific where Maxima clams are the only Tridacna…

DeJong Marinelife scores a beautiful crop of Tuamotu Maxima Clams

Giant clams are the jewels of the reef and of reef aquariums but for all their glory, we spend way too little time talking about Tridacna clams. It’s been a while since we’ve touched on them, but at a recent…

Bicolor maxima clam from Reefkoi is a new color pattern to us

Aberrations in giant clams are not unheard of but they are few and far between. There is one extreme example of a bicolor maxima clam from Tamotu and Reefkoi has previously had a gold foil maxima clam but his latest…