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…

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…

Diving Mioskon Island, Raja Ampat Indonesia

Raja Ampat and the Dampier Straight is home to some of the best diving around. Located at the heart of the coral triangle Raja Ampat has some of the highest recorded diversity of fish and corals in the world. Few dive sites stand…

Reefbuilders Indonesia Travelogue – Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is a true underwater paradise, and this past week we had the privilege of diving some of the best reefs the Park had to offer. For those of you that are not familiar, the Raja Ampat Marine Park…

The Triton Reef: A full portfolio of this illustrious set up

The precedence of the Triton method and its new unconventional way of reef keeping has increased so tremendously over the recent months that it is quite impossible to sway away from the allure of this new founded principle. While much…

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,…

Tridacna gigas: chronicle of the Waikiki Aquarium’s 30 year old giant clam

Tridacna gigas is the giant clam of this remarkable group of molluscs, and one of the fastest and largest growing clam species. One particular Tridacna gigas clam has been living at the Waikiki Aquarium since bell bottoms were in style and…