Squamosa Clam
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  • Squamosa Clam

  • Tridacna squamosa

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  • Tank Size: 90 Gallons
    Tempermant: Peaceful
    Maximum Size: 12"
    Coloration: Tan, Gold, Green, Brown, Blue
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-Pacific Ocean, Red Sea, South Africa, Marshall Islands
    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: Colored Squamosa Clam, Fluted Giant Clam, Giant Clam, Fluted Clam
  • Description
  • The Squamosa Clam is a super colorful and elegant clam. Squamosa Clams have brightly colored and intricate mantles that are found in a host of colors from gold to blue. Squamosa Clams also have many ridges on their outer shell. Squamosa Clams are often priced based on how intense their coloration is or how details the pattern of their mantle is.

    Squamosa Clams reach a maximum adult size of around 12 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 90 gallons in size. Squamosa Clams are very peaceful inverts and will not bother other inverts, coral or fish in your tank. This makes the Squamosa Clam a great invert to add to your reef tank.

    Squamosa Clams are amazing filter feeders and will often lower the nitrates in your tank. Squamosa Clams should not be kept with overly aggressive fish that like to eat fleshy inverts like angels, triggers and butterflies. Squamosa Clams should be placed at the bottom of your tank in the substrate or on a rock. Once a Squamosa Clam attaches to a rock never remove it, this will more than likely kill or injure the clam. Squamosa Clams will do best under intense lighting, but make sure that you acclimate your Squamosa Clam to lighting over a week or two.

    Squamosa Clams get most of their nutrition through photosynthesis and by filter feeding. If you would like to supplement the diet of your Squamosa Clam, simply feed the tank small meaty foods like mysis and baby brine shrimp or micro-plankton.

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