Derasa Clam - Tridacna derasa

Derasa Clam - Tridacna derasa

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Elevate Your Reef Aquarium with the Derasa Clam (Tridacna derasa): Nature's Living Masterpiece

Discover the exquisite beauty and symbiotic wonders of the Derasa Clam (Tridacna derasa), a living masterpiece that adds elegance and functionality to your reef aquarium. Native to the Indo-Pacific, these clams are a captivating addition to marine environments.

Key Features:

1. Radiant Mantle Colors: The Derasa Clam boasts a mesmerizing mantle adorned with a palette of vibrant colors, ranging from blues and greens to browns. Their iridescent display not only captivates the eye but also enhances the visual appeal of your aquarium.

2. Symbiotic Relationship: Experience the beauty of a symbiotic relationship as Derasa Clams contribute to the overall health of your reef ecosystem. They photosynthesize with the help of zooxanthellae, providing oxygen and aiding in nutrient balance.

3. Ideal Tank Placement: Position Derasa Clams in areas with moderate to high light intensity. Ensure they receive proper illumination for photosynthesis while acclimating them gradually to light conditions.

4. Reef-Safe and Non-Invasive: Derasa Clams are reef-safe and peacefully coexist with other marine life. Their filter-feeding nature makes them efficient in maintaining water quality by extracting particulate matter.

5. Size and Majestic Presence: Growing up to 24 inches (61 cm) in diameter, these clams command a majestic presence within your aquarium, becoming a focal point that elevates the aesthetics of your reef setup.

Care Instructions:

  • Lighting and Water Parameters: Provide moderate to high-intensity lighting and maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 75-82°F (24-28°C) and a salinity level of 1.023-1.025.

  • Feeding: While Derasa Clams derive nutrition from photosynthesis, supplement their diet with phytoplankton and zooplankton to ensure they receive adequate nutrients.

  • Placement: Unlike most other tridacna clams, derasa clams generally do not attach well to hard surfaces with their byssal threads, especially as they mature. They should be placed in the sand bed in a spot with medium to high light, and moderate flow.  

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