Tahitian Maxima Clams are also known as the Small Giant Clam. Pisces Reef Fish Emporium of Las Vegas, Nevada knows these clams are known for their vibrant colors and unique patterns which make them so popular in the trade. They would make great additions to any tank.
Tahitian Maxima Clams are all born male and then turn female as needed. They have a soft, laterally compressed body commonly referred to as the mantle that is enclosed in a shell. Most clams fulfill their nutritional requirements by filter feeding and absorbing dissolved organic compounds from the water. Typical water changes are recommended. Live rock is necessary for the Tahitian Maxima Clam. When placing your clam, it should be placed on live rock or some other solid material they can attach to. Do not put it in a tight crevice. The Tahitian Maxima Clam needs you to pay close attention to water parameters, flow, salinity, and lighting to keep it healthy. They do not like strong water movement and should be placed in a part of the tank where there is low to moderate turbulent flow. Clams can be sensitive to handling, so it is best to avoid as much as possible. Stop by Pisces Reef Fish Emporium of Las Vegas, Nevada for everything there is to know about these guys. Because there is a lot!
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