Biota’s Hybrid Tridacna “Mimosa” Clams
18 Oct, 2018
via Biota Aquariums
Biota has an exciting new hybrid variety of Tridacna clam to introduce to the aquarium hobby. We’re calling them “Mimosas” because they’re believed to be the result of hybridization between a Maxima Clam and a Squamosa Clam (Tridacna [maxima X squamosa]).
These unique claims exhibit the massive scutes that are iconic to the Squamosa, while showcasing the nice blue coloration and patterning of a Maxima clam. We teased them a bit at MACNA 2018, and now the first few are finally available.
All images courtesy Jake Philipps, Biota Aquariums
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October 19, 2018
I wonder how hardy these are and if the care specifications for light consumption right down the middle between the 2 types. Longevity for clams are still somewhat hit or miss with these smaller specimens.