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Clams


At Pacific East Aquaculture, we’re proud to offer our selection of saltwater clams to add diversity and beauty to your tank. The Tridacna clams for sale from Pacific East Aquaculture offer some water filtration benefits, and their unique shapes, patterns, colors and movements will make an excellent centerpiece for any aquarium. All of our reef clams are cultured saltwater clams, meaning they’re farm-raised in our state-licensed and certified coral aquaculture facility. Cultured saltwater clams not only have more uniform and beautiful shells and mantles, but they’re also easier to keep and more forgiving of lighting and water conditions than clams collected in the wild. Our facility cares for several Tridacna clams species and offers Crocea, Deresa, Squamosa and Maxima Clams for sale as well. You can also pair saltwater clams with our selection of WYSIWYG coral frags for an unmatched reef tank experience in your home. Order your reef clams today.

If you’re a reef tank hobbyist, you may have found yourself thinking, “What else can I add to my tank now that I have all this coral and fish?” Look no further than saltwater reef clams from Pacific East Aquaculture, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the sea that can add biodiversity, atmosphere and new life to your saltwater aquarium. Also known as giant clams, our Tridcacna saltwater clams for sale include several varieties. We offer Maxima, Crocea, Noae-Teardrop, Deresa and Squamosa clams, all of which have their own distinct colors and patterns so that you can find the one best suited for your reef tank. Unlike wild saltwater clams, our selection of farm-raised cultured clams are already acclimated to tank lighting and water quality conditions easily attainable by reef aquarists, allowing them to do well in most well-established reef aquariums. Beauty and ease of care are not the only benefits of owning reef clams; their natural filtering capabilities offer added stability and nutrient control in a closed aquarium system.

What to Expect from Pacific East Aquaculture Saltwater Clams

Depending on what species of reef clam you’re looking for, you’ll receive a magnificently colored clam guaranteed to arrive in perfect health. Reef clams like the Crocea, Noae, and Maxima clams tend to have more intense and desirable colors, like deep blue, green or turquoise coloration. On the other hand, species like Squamosa, Noae, and Deresa tend to have more interesting patterns and are generally easier to keep than the other reef clams due to their hardier structures. Saltwater clams need a firm base on which to attach themselves in any environment, such as a rock or rock rubble. Each clam in our system is kept with gravel or rubble so that we can easily handle them and ship them without damaging the foot they use for this attachment process. Once we hand the reins to you, your new cultured saltwater clam should attach itself to the rock or rubble in your tank very easily.

Quick Care Tips for Saltwater Reef Clams

Overall, saltwater clams only tend to need easy to moderate levels of care for even beginner reef aquarists, but that doesn't mean you can neglect your research! Reef clams still need proper conditions to grow and thrive in a saltwater tank. One of the most important aspects of a clam's survival is adequate lighting. You'll need fairly intense lighting so they can employ the use of photosynthesis to get the energy required for survival alongside filtering nutrients from the water. Another important aspect is water quality; you can't put a saltwater clam into any saltwater tank and expect good results. You must maintain proper calcium, alkalinity and magnesium levels for proper shell growth. Don't keep your tank too pristine either; reef clams utilize dissolved organics in the water, so they do best in tanks with a well-fed fish population. Most importantly, take extra precautions when unpacking or handling your clam. If exposed to air, air bubbles can become lodged inside the clam that it may not be able to expel. Of course, if this does happen, you can still "burp" the clam by rocking it back and forth underwater to dislodge any trapped bubbles. As with all creatures, take the extra time to do even further in-depth research when purchasing saltwater clams from Pacific East Aquaculture.

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