Where are the gigas?

Discussion in 'Clams' started by parrthed, Jul 6, 2008.

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  1. parrthed

    parrthed Plankton

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    Hello, I am currently itching to get a gigas clam to round out my collection. I am having trouble finding any locally or online. They were fairly common a couple years ago, where are they all hiding? I heard word that there was some new CITES stuff with them but cant back that up. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  3. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    Gigas Clam
    clamsdirect also has them but their site is down for updates!
     
  4. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    Have I got a deal for you ! We have one here in this tank that has to go before its to late , What size and color Gigias clam did you have in mine .
     
  5. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I can snap pictures of the one in our tank if you're interested. You're also welcome to the two clownfish that call the clam home :)
     
  6. Bogie

    Bogie Snowflake Eel

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    A beautiful clam with 2 clowns that host inside it. Such a deal!
     
  7. aquaboy

    aquaboy Panda Puffer

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    Id love my clown to host anything, but he prefers to host me fingas!
     
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  9. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

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    Your nuts aquaboy.... LOL....
     
  10. aquaboy

    aquaboy Panda Puffer

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    no really, when i put me fingas in the tank, he kind of nibbles on them a little and follows them around the tank...................
     
  11. parrthed

    parrthed Plankton

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    At this point any color would do. Size wise 4-12"+. My tank is a 48"x36"x24" with 3x 400w 14k halides with t5 actintic suppliment. I already have some squamosas in my 55 and they will soon be transferred. But since I have the space I figured I could house a gigas for at least some time.
     
  12. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    There are some photo's of it here somewhere with the clowns sticking the heads out of it :) Its 10 to 12 inches long about 6 -8 inches tall About the size of a Nerf football maybe a bit larger ? Pinkish to purple color with bright blue dots . It's Rather nice looking clam I'd not have it if it where not a nice coloration .. And has been under about the very same lighting its enire life here. We've had it for 3 plus yrs now.. Either go to my Sponsor's site here Aquatic Arts Technologies and contact me there or P/M myself or ammcarrig if interested and we can set up the shipping of it . I'll have someone from the coral farm I manage to pick it up to have it bagged and tagged for proper shipment.