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$1000 Clam With Split-Personality Disorder

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jan 12, 2012 05:00 AM
Take a gander at this Tridacna maxima offered for sale by Pacific East Aquaculture for the jaw-dropping price of $999 USD. One can only guess how this clam came to develop two distinct phenotypes ... truly a bipolar bivalve!
$1000 Clam With Split-Personality Disorder

This T.maxima can't seem to make up its mind

This unique specimen was first blogged by Aquanerd last week.  For anyone with a beaucoup bank account and a passion for rare livestock, head over to Pacific East Aquaculture to 'shell' out $999 for this "Chimera" clam.  If you need to rationalize it, think of it this way: You're sort of getting two clams for the price of one.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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