The Clam Keeper Kit
Tridacnid clams can pose distinct challenges for reef aquarists. They require strong lighting, pristine aquarium water and regular supplemental offerings of live phytoplankton (especially as juveniles). Everyone (including experienced aquarists) can use any help in providing the comfiest home for these delicate animals. Selected item-by-item to promote the health of captive tridacnids, the Clam Keepers Kit puts everything in one place with a comprehensive starter pack.
Few aquarists agree as to the exact quantity of supplemental food this mollusk really needs. Still, most agree that Tridacna do filter-feed from the water column and that it appears to benefit from it.
Any juvenile tridacnid clam should receive frequent offerings of smallish planktonic food items. But even conservative food portions, however, can send water quality south! That’s the reason that food quality is so much more important than food quantity for this clam and its close relatives.
Properly nourishing a tridacnid is easy using a live, high-quality phyto such as that in OceanMagic. Not only does this product generate less pollution than dead/fake liquid or powder foods, but it actually removes nutrients such as nitrate and silicate from the aquarium water as it proliferates. It thus competes aggressively with undesirable benthic algae that can otherwise grow over your clam’s shell and rock base. For additional control over film- and turf-forming algae, this package features three algae-eating copepod species.
With the Clam Keeper kit, your new clam will have its most basic needs met, safely secured on its own rock base, and eat nutritious food in a clean environment.