Tridacna, or Giant Clams, are a stunning addition to any reef aquarium. Their colored, patterned mantle are found in such range and variety that aquarists often find it difficult to choose their favorite specimen. Tridacna are relatively easy to care for - especially if introduced into a stable aquarium environment. Zooxanthella symbiotic algae provide most of their nutritional requirements however supplemental feedings of phytoplankton cultures can be provided. It is important to slowly acclimate clams to lighting and to avoid areas of the aquarium where the clam will be constantly hit by a water pump.
This Tridacna squamosa is golden brown with gold and black spots. Some have a green or blue border. In the ocean, this species lives in deeper waters so it will thrive if placed on a sandy surface lower in an aquarium tank.
CARE LEVEL: Intermediate
LIGHTING: Medium Light
WATERFLOW: High Flow
TANK POSITION: Mid Tank