These Breeder Mandarin Crocea Clams Are Untouchable

Mandarin Crocea Clams are a particular variety of Tridacna crocea with a psychedelic pattern that is reminiscent of the popular aquarium fish. Many of the giant clam species can have truly wild colors and patterns but the ‘Mandarin’ pattern is one…

Giant Clam Colors Could Hold Key To More Efficient Biofuels

Giant clams are full of surprises – not only are they very well adapted to high levels of sunlight on the reef but it seems out they might have some tricks that we can tap into ourselves. Anyone who’s ever…

Visiting the Original Giant Clam Farm in Palau

Palau is home to eight of the ten known species of giant clams, making it one of the epicenters of giant clam diversity in the world. Better yet, Palau is also home to the world’s first and still oldest operating…

Devil Clam Discovered Living In New Caledonia

The Devil Clam is one of the most elusive and poorly known species of giant clams, mostly because of its limited natural distribution and its preference for deeper waters. Unlike most species of Tridacna and Hippopus which live in relatively shallow…

Black tiger maxima clam in the wild

In case you had forgotten what a stellar black tiger maxima clam is supposed to look like  . . . here’s some great shots of this clam to jog your memory. It’s been a long time since giant clams have…

Teardrop clams from around the world

Ever since the teardrop clam became officially described as a distinct species, we’ve really made an effort to notice and document Tridacna noae whenever possible. Thankfully, in just one year we’ve witnessed this unique bivalve all over the world. In just…

Video: Stunning adult blue squamosa clam in Tulamben, Bali

When it comes to giant clams, very few species can truly grab our attention like a nice, big, blue squamosa clam. Sure our heads will turn for a crazy rare Tonga Devil clam, an African Costata clam, blue Derasa clams…

Tridacna derasa: A Good Excuse to Clam Up!

Of all the Tridacna spp. clams available to hobbyists, perhaps the hardiest and easiest to maintain of them all is Tridacna derasa, the so-called smooth giant clam. This species is so smooth, in fact, that amorous, gold-chain-wearing male specimens have…

ORA is serving up some fantastic hybrid maxima clams

Clams are some of the most fascinating members of the coral reef community, and they are especially welcomed in our home aquaria. Today we have access to more varieties of Tridacna than ever, and ORA is piling on one more new…

Blue squamosa clams are back at Global Reef Supply

Blue Squamosa clams are a particular aquarium animal which holds a very special place in our salty hearts. Compared to regular Tridacna squamosa, the ‘blue squammies’ are so much more stunning and they are among the most colorful large bivalve you…