Are these possibly teardrop x maxima clam hybrids?

It was quite amazing news to discover that the recognizable clams we’ve long called Teardrop Maximas are in fact a distinct species, Tridacna noae. Being ever the inquisitive aquarium journalists that we are, the notion of a new species of…

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…

New Tridacna species, one of these Maxima clams is not like the others

There’s a new species of Tridacna giant clam that scientists have just “discovered” but guess what? Us reefers saw and noticed a unique clam species many years ago. The new Tridacna sp. has not been formally described but was discovered in…

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…

Gold foil blue maxima clam from ReefKoi is practically one of a kind

The gold foil maxima clam is a particulalry unique mutation we’ve seen only once before in giant clams. The unusual Tridacna maxima clam from ReefKoi has the pattern of an average high quality blue maxima, but the normally all blue…

We haven’t seen an incredible blue teardrop maxima clam like this in a long time

Blue teardrop maxima clams used to be so common that Reefer Madness alone would serve up a couple each week. In the last few years the supply of blue teardop maxima clams has dried up to a trickle and this…

Tuamotu Maxima Clams begin to make the rounds, show off why some are being called ‘Multicolor Maxima’

Tuamotu Maxima Clams are easily one of the most exciting things to happen to Tridacnids for the home aquarium in a really long time. We were stunned to report that these clams would be a regular part of the giant…

Quality Marine bringing Cook Island aquacultured clams back to the U.S.

Cook Island aquacultured clams are set to return to the U.S. aquarium market thanks to the efforts of livestock wholesaler Quality Marine. Following some changes to the CITES permitting process for Tridacna, after few years of legal wrangling Quality Marine…