Hippopus Clam
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  • Hippopus Clam

  • Hippopus hippopus

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  • Tank Size: 55 Gallons
    Tempermant: Peaceful
    Maximum Size: 16"
    Coloration: Blue, Black, Yellow
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-Pacific Ocean, Australia, Fiji, Indonesia
    Reef Compatible: Yes
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Strawberry Clam, Bear Paw Clam, Horse's Hoof Clam
  • Description
  • The Hippopus Clam is a stunning and very useful clam to keep in your aquarium. Hippopus Clams have a very colorful and beautiful mantle. Hippopus Clams are often priced for how intricate the patterns of their mantles are or how colorful they are.

    Hippopus Clams reach a maximum adult size of around 16 inches and need to be kept in a tank that is at least 55 gallons in size. Hippopus Clams are peaceful clams and shouldn't bother other inverts, corals on fish in your tank. This makes the Hippopus Clam a great addition to reef tanks.

    Hippopus Clams are known for how fast they grow. This growth rate is attributed to how good they filter feed in your tank. This helps the Hippopus Clam lower the nitrates of most tanks. Hippopus Clams should not be kept in fish that enjoy nipping and eating fleshy inverts like triggers, butterflies and angels. Hippopus Clams should be placed at the bottom on your tank on the substrate or on a rock. If a Hippopus Clam attaches itself to a rock, never try to remove it, since you will more than likely kill or injure the clam. Hippopus Clams will often benefit from having trace elements added back into the tank from either dosing or water changes. Hippopus Clams should also be under intense lighting, but give your clam a week or two to adjust to the lighting.

    Hippopus Clams are filter feeders and get most of their nutrition from the water column. If you would like to supplement the diet of your Hippopus Clam, simply feed the tank small meaty foods like mysis and baby brine shrimp as well as micro-plankton.

    If you have any questions about the Hippopus Clam and if it's the right clam for your tank, please feel free to contact us at any time.
 
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