Blue/Purple Tridacna Maxima Clams for Sale - The Maxima Clam, Tridacna maxima, is rich with a variety of patterns and a dazzling array of colors, that makes for a spectacular display in most reef aquarium. Its mantle contains luminescent, electric blue and purple hues.
The Maxima Clam should be the centerpiece of your reef aquarium. At the base of the clam is a foot called byssal filaments, by which it attaches to live rocks or sandy substrates in a reef aquarium and should not be forcibly removed from that spot.
The Maxima Clam is also known as the Small Giant Clam and is one of the most widely recognized species of the giant clams that are found from the Red Sea, throughout the Indo-Pacific region, to Australia and Polynesia. It usually occurs in shallow, clear water, high current areas where they are known to form high-density populations. The four most readily available species of Tridacna clams are derasa, squamosa, maxima, and crocea.
Water Flow: When it comes to water flow, these clams typically live where they're regularly exposed to strong currents and wave activity. So, they're quite used to strong, surging water motion.
Diet and Feeding: In the home aquarium, the Maxima Clams require intense lighting to thrive as they contain the symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae, and receive the majority of their nutrition from the light through photosynthesis. However, all Maxima Clams, will also require micro foods designed for filter feeders, especially if they are smaller than 2 inches. Offer phytoplankton and other micro foods.
Tankmates to Avoid: Avoid any species which would be tempted to nip at the mantle e.g. angelfish, large wrasses, some butterfly fish. Avoid placing the clam too near to stinging corals, particularly those with long sweeper tentacles, and be sure that none of your corals shade out the clam as they grow.
Overall, the Maxima Clam is hardy, as long as they receive the required strong lighting, proper water chemistry and good water flow.