Ultra Turquoise Maxima Clam

(Tridacna maxima)

Tridacna Clams should be added to well established aquariums with a sandy or small gravel bottomed aquarium. They should also be provided strong lighting, good water flow and the addition of calcium, strontium and iodine for long term success. Tridacna Clams have the ability to detect light changes with the eye spots on their mantles outer edge. Tridacna Clams receive most of their nutrients from photosynthesis. They also filter the aquarium water for small particles but will benefit from small pieces of meaty foods as well as phytoplankton. Invertebrates do not tolerate copper medications and are sensitive to salinity changes. Never forcefully remove a clam if it has attached itself as it will cause damage to their foot.

Ultra Multicolored Maxima Clam is also known as the Rugose Clam. Every clam will have a unique color and pattern however most Maxima Clams will be tan, brown, purple, blue or green. 1st grades will have slightly duller coloration than the Ultra Grade Maximas. Ultra Multicolored Maxima's Clams will have multiple ultra colors with varying shades. Commonly seen in the aquarium trade. Ultra Multicolored Maxima Clams have a thick shell with a tan colored body. Ultra Multicolored Maxima Clams are smaller than most other Tridacna Clams and usually only grow to 16".

Water conditions: Salinity 1.023 - 1.025 Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Hardness 8 - 12 dKH

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