Your Cart is Empty

Saltwater Tridacna Clams

Are you interested in adding unique saltwater aquarium clams to your home reef tank? Our cultured tridacna clams are available in a range of vibrant colors, thrive best in well established reef aquariums, and are relatively easy to keep for most experience levels. Discover our beautiful saltwater clams for sale, or check out reef creatures such as our reef safe inverts or saltwater anemone!

Discover Our Premier Selection of Saltwater Clams

It's hard to ignore the unique allure of saltwater Tridacna clams. Tridacna clams are easy to keep because they derive their food from photosynthesis. Not to mention, their unique shapes, patterns, colors and movements add an incredible amount of diversity and life to your tank. That's why Pacific East Aquaculture proudly offers our selection of Tridacna saltwater clams for sale from our state-licensed aquaculture facility.

Unlike their wild counterparts, the farm-raised, cultured saltwater aquarium clams are carefully cultivated for tank life. Each is already acclimated to tank lighting and water conditions, ensuring your newest addition is ready to grow and thrive. This careful cultivation process ensures each saltwater aquarium clam from our facility is of the highest quality, boasting vibrant colors and robust health.

As we continue to lead in the aquaculture industry, our promise to you remains unwavering: to provide the highest quality Tridacna saltwater clam specimens backed by expert advice and support to make your reef aquarium a thriving, vibrant ecosystem. Browse our entire selection today including Maxima clams, Crocea clams, Squamosa clams, and other Tridacna clams for sale.

7 Quick Care Tips for Saltwater Aquarium Clams

If you're considering choosing one of the saltwater clams for sale from our facility, it's important you have all the information necessary to care for them. Maintaining the health of saltwater aquarium clams is essential for their longevity and the overall balance of your marine ecosystem. Here are seven straightforward care tips to ensure your clams thrive:

  1. Lighting: Saltwater clams rely on photosynthetic algae, known as zooxanthellae, which live within their tissues. Adequate lighting is crucial for these algae to perform photosynthesis, providing essential nutrients to the clams. Ensure your aquarium lighting mimics natural sunlight, ideally using LED or T5 fluorescent bulbs that cover the full spectrum.
  2. Water Quality: Saltwater clams are sensitive to changes in water quality. Keep ammonia and nitrite levels at zero and maintain nitrate levels as low as possible. Regular water tests and changes are vital to remove toxins and replenish trace minerals.
  3. Placement: When introducing a saltwater clam to your aquarium, carefully choose its location. Clams prefer to anchor themselves in sandy substrates or attach to stable rockwork where they won't be easily dislodged. Avoid initially placing clams under intense lighting; acclimate them gradually to prevent stress.
  4. Feeding: While saltwater aquarium clams derive most of their nutrition from photosynthesis, supplementing their diet can promote growth and vitality. Offer fine particulate or specially formulated clam foods to support their dietary needs, especially for larger species or tanks with intense lighting.
  5. Calcium and Alkalinity: Saltwater clams build their shells from calcium carbonate, making calcium and alkalinity levels critical to their development. Maintain calcium levels between 400-450 ppm and alkalinity between 8-12 dKH to support shell growth and overall health.
  6. Observation: Regularly observe your clams for signs of distress, such as not opening fully, shell gaping or tissue recession. Early detection of problems can significantly affect the outcome of any treatment.
  7. Compatibility: Ensure your tank mates are compatible with clams. Some fish and invertebrates may nip at clams or disturb them, causing stress or injury. Research and select peaceful, clam-friendly species for your aquarium.

By following these care tips, you can create a supportive environment for your saltwater clams, allowing them to be a captivating and healthy part of your marine aquarium.

Learn More About Handling and Acclimating Saltwater Clams

If you'd like to learn more about handling and acclimating your ultra-cultured saltwater clams for sale at Pacific East Aquaculture, check out this short video from our owner, Dr. Mac. Plus, you'll get a first-hand look inside our facility!

Frequently Asked Questions: Saltwater Aquarium Clams

If you have any questions or would like more information about our saltwater aquarium clams, check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions below.

How Do I Know If My Saltwater Clam Is Healthy?

A healthy saltwater clam will display vibrant colors, have a tightly closed or slightly open shell without gaping, and its mantle (the soft tissue around the shell) will extend without being retracted for prolonged periods. Healthy clams will also respond to changes in light by opening during the day and closing slightly at night.

What Are the Signs of Stress or Illness In Saltwater Clams?

Signs of stress or illness include excessive shell gaping, mantle recession (the soft part of the clam retracting into the shell), lack of response to light changes, pale or bleached appearance and spots or patches on the mantle. Any of these symptoms could indicate poor water quality, incompatible tank mates or disease.

How Often Should I Feed My Saltwater Clam?

While saltwater clams get most of their nutrition from light and photosynthesis, supplementing their diet with specially formulated clam food once or twice a week can support their health, especially in tanks with intense lighting or for larger species. The key is to observe your clam's health and adjust feeding as needed.

Discover the Beauty of Saltwater Clams at Pacific East Aquaculture

If you want to add saltwater clams to your reef tank, look to Pacific East Aquaculture. Our carefully selected selection of saltwater clams for sale is perfect for novice and experienced aquarists seeking to enhance their marine ecosystems. With our expertise and quality assurance, you can confidently introduce these magnificent creatures into your aquarium, knowing they're backed by over two decades of aquaculture excellence. Explore our selection today and transform your aquarium into a thriving underwater oasis.