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By admin - Posted Jan 14, 2002 07:00 PM
Below is a listing of all of our articles about clams (husbandry, biology, etc) sorted by date with the newest at the top of the list.
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Aquarium Invertebrates: A Look at Some Azooxanthellate Epifaunal Bivalves

By James W. Fatherree on Jan 08, 2014 at 09:00 AM

James Fatherree explores the biology of non-photosynthetic clams, scallops, and oysters commonly encountered by reefkeepers. While most of these bivalves are not impossible to keep with advances in captive reef nutrition, their surprisingly high dietary requirements make their husbandry difficult.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: A Look at the Giant Clam Tridacna maxima

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Feb 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM

With their desirability in mind, if you can find a good specimen these clams can be relatively easy to care for in a well-run reef aquarium. However, they do have particular lighting requirements, and are by no means bulletproof when it comes to keeping them long-term. So, this article will cover their basic biology, how to identify them, and how to best care for them in aquaria.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: A Trip to an Indonesian Coral and Clam Farm

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Sep 07, 2011 at 08:00 AM

A few years ago when I was working on my book about giant clams, I was lucky enough to get a tour of the CV Dinar coral and giant clam aquaculture facility in Indonesia. I'm sure a lot of hobbyists have heard of the "farms" in the Pacific, but I figured I'd give you something of a virtual tour of the place and show you a bit about how things are done there. It was quite interesting to say the least.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: On Lighting for Tridacnid Clams

By James W. Fatherree on Mar 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM

To summarize, it is impossible to give a single number recommendation when it comes to tridacnids' lighting requirements, even for a particular species. Each clam is genetically different, and some members of a given species will need more light than others.

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Feature Article: Parasitic Copepods: Enemies of Soft Corals, False Corals, Gorgonians, Anemones, Zoanthids, and Tridacna Clams

By Dana Riddle on Apr 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

This article concludes our brief and incomplete look at copepods capable of potentially harming our captive animals. However, the series will continue with reports of other parasites, including nudibranchs, sea spiders and other 'creepy-crawlies'.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: A Look at the Hippopus Clams

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Mar 14, 2010 at 08:00 PM

While you might never see a porcellanus for sale, there's always the chance you will, and hippopus is easy enough to acquire if you want one. So, keep all of this information in mind and do what it takes to keep them alive and well should you make a purchase.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: A Look at Giant Clam Spawning in Aquaria

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Aug 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

Even under the best conditions, only a small percent of the eggs ejected in a spawning event will actually get fertilized, and of those that do, maybe 5% will make it through metamorphosis, or even far fewer than that.

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Feature Article: A Look at "Mysterious Clam Deaths"

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Mar 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

James gives us an overview of some of the things that can kill tridacnids, most of which aren't so mysterious.

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Featured Aquarium: Greg Timms' 130 Gallon Reef

By Greg Timms on Apr 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

This month Greg shares the evolution of his 130 gallon reef aquarium with us.

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Feature Article: Coral Coloration, Part 9: Tridacna and Other Photosynthetic Clam Coloration, With Observations on Possible Functions

By Dana Riddle on Jan 14, 2008 at 07:00 PM

This month, we will continue our observations of marine invertebrate coloration with a slightly different subject - that of the impressive appearance of photosynthetic clams.

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Hot Tips: Clam Selection Tips

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on May 14, 2006 at 08:00 PM

This month, our readers give advice on selecting that special clam at the LFS.

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Featured Aquarium: The Aquarium of Richard Kurzydlo

By Richard Kurzydlo on Apr 14, 2006 at 08:00 PM

Richard shares his 55 gallon reef aquarium with us this month.

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Feature Aquarium: The Aquarium of Frank Esser

By Frank Esser on Feb 14, 2006 at 07:00 PM

Frank shares his 80 gallon reef aquarium with us.

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Lateral Lines: A Reef Geek Holiday Season

By Adam Blundell, M.S. on Dec 14, 2005 at 07:00 PM

Adam highlights a couple of reef geek items that any fish/reef aquarium lover would want for Christmas.

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Featured Aquarium: The Reef Aquarium of Eugene and Don Plotkin

By Eugene Plotkin, Don Plotkin on Dec 14, 2005 at 07:00 PM

Eugene and Don Plotkin describe their reef aquarium to us.

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Lateral Lines: Beachcombers - Those Seashell Lovers

By Adam Blundell, M.S. on Nov 14, 2005 at 07:00 PM

Seashells liter the shores of beaches around the world. They serve as jewelry, currency, mementos, toys, decorations, cook ware, and an abundance of other ways.

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Hot Tips: Tips from Our Readers

By Advanced Aquarist's Readers on Jan 14, 2002 at 07:00 PM

Tips from Advanced Aquarist's readers.

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