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Tridacna gigas clam

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The T. gigas clam can grow to be several feet in size.  The one in this picture was acquired at 23" wide by a local fish store for their 1000g display. A big tank is required by anyone wanting to care for this species of clam.  It's going to need a lot of space, and as you might have surmised will be utilizing calcium constantly. This type of clam belongs to expert reefers, and even those people find them challenging.

Myself, I visit them at the Dallas World Aquarium. They have a display tank that has two or three Gigas in it, and the system is a 1200g system.