Giant Clam (Tridacna gigas)

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Giant Clam

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Giant Clam

Tridacna gigas

2271 Litres (600 US G.)

137-118 cm (53.9-46.5")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-100 years



This animal is available captive bred

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Indo-Pacific reef slopes.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Like its other relatives, it is hermaphroditic.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Position so it can receive enough light. Do not house with known predators like Angelfish and Butterflyfish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Photosynthetic algae in tissues provide food. Can also do supplemental feeding.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

A spacious reef tank with good flow and passive tank mates will do

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Sedentary, like most Tridacnids.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Sports a mantle that is often blue, to blue-green, to green. It is vastly larger than its relatives, making it "the" giant clam.

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