Tear drop Clam

Tear drop Clam

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Tridacna and Giant Clam Care Information 

This is a Captive Breed Crocea Clam 


approximate sizes 2 1/2 inches

Here is some acclamation information and videos you can watch to learn more about taking care of Clams.

Clam Par (lighting for Clams)

We recommend for all giant clams 

Par ranges 

100 par to 350 par 

*8-9 hours at these levels are sufficient

*Par = Food!

*Clams can adapt to higher par, but  be careful as you can burn the clams very easily! 

Derasa 125  par - 300 par

Maxima 150 par - 300 par 

Squamosa 150 par - 250 par

Crocea 225 par - 350 par

Gigas 100 par - 250 par 

Hippopus 100 par - 250 par 

Goal for acclamation: 

  1. Slowly raise the pH .1 pH for every 20 minutes
  2. Match temperature
  3. Match salinity
  4. Match Ph

Drip acclimation process:

  1. Drip 4+ drops per second or how many drops it takes to raise the Ph .1 in 20 mins. (Example clam package comes in at 7.9ph and your system is at 8.0ph. This should take you 20 mins for acclimation. 
  2. Remove water ( bring water line to 1” over clam level) Otherwise the extra water dilute every drop
  3. Increase drip speed once you hit 7.8ph. From 7.8 to 8.4 it will take more drops to raise the ph
  4. Continue dripping and continue taking water out of the container until the pH, salinity, temperature matches your system 
  5. Use pH probe salinity probe and temperature to make sure everything matches if you have the equipment
  6. Ideally in your acclimation container: have a small heater, a pump, also add airline tubing and a bubbler if you have it, as this will help raise the pH, circulate the flow of water, matches temperature to your system, and bring healthy oxygen into the water. 
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