Just picked up a teardrop maxima

Discussion in 'Clams' started by ibefishy, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    Amazing! Congrats on the new clam...

    :) Good luck getting a Gigas, they are not allowed to be collected anymore as far as I am aware.
     
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  3. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    They are farmed for food primarily. All mariculture operations are required to place a percentage of tridacna back into the wild. Gigas aren't normally very pretty and grow the largest/fastest so they are not as popular for the aquarium trade unless you are me or fishy.
     
  4. ibefishy

    ibefishy Montipora Capricornis

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    My lfs has a gigas right now. Its HUGE! A little over 30" end to end. I took pix when I was there. He said make offer. I will send from my phone and post it.
     
  5. ibefishy

    ibefishy Montipora Capricornis

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    Here is the gigas at my lfs. He says make offer. How bad you want it? That is about a 3" clown. Just so you get an idea on the size of this clam.

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  6. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Haven't you had that conversation yet with the tang?
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful clam, congrats. You definitely need a calcium reactor with that many clams.
     
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  9. ibefishy

    ibefishy Montipora Capricornis

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    Here is another photo

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  10. ibefishy

    ibefishy Montipora Capricornis

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    This Squamosa is almost 20" long

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  11. ibefishy

    ibefishy Montipora Capricornis

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    Yep. In the next few weeks I will be adding one. Starting to research them in depth now.
     
  12. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    Right?
    Wow. Shipping that isnt going to happen.

    Thats a pretty good price.

    Dosing Ca would get sill after a while for sure. With 7 clams I was up to 80ml a day alk and 40 Ca