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…

It’s Time To Take A Closer Look At Clam Poop

Giant clams, like most coral species, survive in a symbiotic relationship with photosynthetic marine algae called Zooxanthellae. And while there are a small number of species which inherit zooxanthellae cells from their parents, the vast majority need to acquire these…

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…

Palau Once Again Has the Largest Giant Clam Farm in the World

Giant clams are some of the most enigmatic creatures both on the reef, and in the aquarium. Over the years we’ve written countless stories about the multitude of species of Tridacna and Hippopus from all over the world, culminating with a visit to…

A Rare Look at some Crocea Clams from Japan

From the perspective of the aquarium world, we tend to think of Japan as a country where lots of exotic marinelife goes, but it’s easy to forget that Japan has nearly 30,000 kilometers of coastline, and much of that is in…

Support Clam Restoration by Watson Mariculture Palau

We’re not the biggest softies when it comes to fundraiser but today we want to share a very special cause with you. Watson Mariculture has been culturing giant clams in Palau for decades, with Thomas Watson being one of the…

Gold Tiger Maxima Clams From Taiwan

So-called ‘gold clams’ are usually used to describe the unfortunate Tridacna clam species with a preponderance of brown color, but some clams actually are gold. I’m not talking about the super rare gold ‘foil’ variant sometimes seen in T. maxima  & T. crocea, but the lustrous…

‘Controversial’ Giant Clam Hybrid Proven Possible by Aquaculture Researchers

Nine years ago when we introduced the hybrid Maxea Clams to the world there was a small uproar about the validity of these clams’ pedigree. Despite having wild and pretty evenly blended shell shape and mantle patterns, many skeptics decried…