Fish Species at FishChannel.com

Video Tip: How to Care for Tridacna maxima clams

Tridacna maximas make beautiful additions to a peaceful marine or reef aquarium.

April 25, 2012

Printer Friendly
tridacna maximas
Tridacna maxima.

Tridacna maxima clams make wonderful additions to a reef aquarium. They are a hardy species that can exhibit brilliant colors. Of the clams in the hobby, Tridacna maxima are fairly easy clams to care for. They can handle occasional strong water motion. They need intense lighting for photosynthesis. Be mindful of their large byssal gland opening which can be easy prey for predator fish. They won't last long with aggressive fish such as trigger fish, puffers, angelfish and others with similar behaviors so keep this in mind when deciding to stock your reef tank with a Tridacna maxima clam. Once they establish themselves in a marine aquarium, they are fairly easy to keep and care for. They don't require feeding, as they rely on photosynthesis. In this video, Chris Bueschel, owner of ReefKoi Corals in Colorado Springs, Colorado offers tips on how to care for Tridacna maxima clams.

Printer Friendly

 Give us your opinion on
Video Tip: How to Care for Tridacna maxima clams

Submit a Comment   Join Club
Earn 1,000 points! What's this?
Reader Comments

fish    lover, WI

4/30/2012 6:39:16

good info!

Garrett    Prunedale, CA

4/27/2012 10:36:57

informative

View Current Comments


Top Products

ADS BY GOOGLE