Questions about clams...

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by saltaqariumnoob, Mar 28, 2013.

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    saltaqariumnoob imaginative reefer

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    Hi guys, I've been looking on the divers den section of live aquaria.com and some of them are absolutely stunning! Im just curious, what do they generally eat? How big do they get? And could they be housed in a nano? I'm really leaning towards Tahitian Super Maximas! Thanks for reading!
     
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    Big K

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    Maximas get really big. They also like really good water.
     
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    MitchReef reef noobie, since 1986

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    They require extremely clean water and they are photosynthetic and don't need any feeding....some good quality phyto once in a while would be appreciated, but they are fully sustainable with enough light....

    They are extremely sensitive and the way I generally word it is that if you need to ask if you are ready for a Tridacnic Clam, then you aren't....
     
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    If ur running a 29bc, i would say no with the pc lighting, unless you upgraded to led cinversions readily available 4 them. They are awesome, and take up alot of space.
     
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    MitchReef reef noobie, since 1986

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    Regarding the size of the clams, realize these are the ones widely referred to as "Pacific Giant Clams"
     
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    thank you, ill be doing alot more research on them in the future :)
     
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    MitchReef reef noobie, since 1986

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    They make amazing inhabitants to a stable reef, but it really needs to be a settled and stable one for success....
     
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    Had a small clam in a 29BC for about 3 years and it quadrupled in size.
     
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