Scientific name - Tridacna crocea

Family – Tridacnidae

Common name – Boring Clam

Max Size – 6 in (15 cm)

Care Level – Moderate

Lighting - High

Temperament – Peaceful

Water flow – Medium

Foods and feeding – It will get most of its energy from the light, but will also filter feed particles from the water column.

Supplements – Calcium (380- 450 mg/L), Magnesium (1280-1350 ppm), Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements

Aquarium suitability - This clam can be bought aqaucultured to persevere wild stocks

Reef compatibility – Yes

Captive care – Clams require much more light than corals and require pristine water conditions to thrive. They can bore through rocks by releasing an acid that breaks down the carbonate that makes up the rocks. This is to protect it from predators in the wild. They will anchor themselves to their surroundings by byssal threads. Never forcibly remove a clam that has attached itself, it will rarely recover from that type of damage. As a last resort, very carefully cut the byssal threats at their point of attachment to the substrate, taking upmost care to not damage the clam’s foot or other tissues. Their first placement should be considered their permanent placement. They come in a variety of different colors. They are extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper and tiny amounts of either are toxic to them.


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