Tridacna costata pics shows what makes this clam unique (From the Archives)

This story¬†about¬†Tridacna costata was originally published over three years ago. Almost nothing more has come to our attention regarding the little known Tridacna costata from the Red Sea, so here’s a refresher You know, when the first reports surfaced of…

Blue Squamosa clams appear in small batch at Renaissance Aquatics

Ah the Blue Squamosa Clam, the rarest color form of the widely available Tridacna squamosa is almost never seen, but a “big” batch of these rare gems is already in the United States. Any given year, we may see one,…

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…

Showpiece blue Derasa clam headed to the Northeast

You can get blue croceas and blue maxima clams all day long but for some reason blue is the holy grail coloration of Tridacna maxima and Tridacna derasa clams. Blue Maxima clams are show-stopping dramatic looking clams but blue Derasa…

RalfP’s mature reef aquarium is a world class coral display

RalfP’s reef aquarium is totally dope on so many levels it’s hard to know where to begin describing it. Huge mature coral colonies are creatively positioned together with large giant clams and plenty of open space in between that it…

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…

Sexy blue spotted squamosa clam from Vietnam appears at Reefkoi

If you needed any indication that the reef aquarium season is ramping up, other than the plethora of livestock posts we’ve published recently, then this blue spotted squamosa clam from Reefkoi ought to be a good indicator. Reefkoi’s been tanking…

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…

Jaw-dropping giant clams from Samoa appear at Extreme Corals DE

We’ve been covering new and sensational giant clams for years but a recent crop of farm raised clams from Samoa has definitely gotten our attention. The stunning, jaw-dropping clams appeared at the German Extreme Corals and they have some elements…

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…