RSS Sexy blue spotted squamosa clam from Vietnam appears at Reefkoi

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    [​IMG]If you needed any indication that the reef aquarium season is ramping up, other than the plethora of livestock posts we’ve published recently, then this blue spotted squamosa clam from Reefkoi ought to be a good indicator. Reefkoi’s been tanking this three and half inch blue spotted Tridacna squamosa for over two months now.

    After enjoying it for that time, Chris has finally been able to convince himself that he can sell it. Some good news about Tridacna squamosa that have blue spots is that as far as we’ve ever heard, the blue spots always grow larger with age and eventually turn the whole mantle into a bright blue pattern. This particular specimen of blue squamosa is from Vietnam, and it definitely resembles the pattern and thinner profile of other Tridacna squamosa from Vietnam.

    We love blue squamosa clams, we can recall every single one we’ve ever seen. Squamosa clams are super cool with huge projecting scutes that give the shell a lot of characterHowever, squamosa clams are fairly abundant but blue ones are not. Blue squamosa clams are out there but a really nice one comes along only a few times a year, no doubt this specimen will quickly find a good home.


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    beautiful...
     
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    That is something else. I do find however that viewing some blue clams from the side they appear more purple. I've got one like this. When I switch off my powerheads and view it through the water surface its blue as can be. Through the window from the side it looks like a standard old purple one.
     
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    definatley better from a top down position, thats the only way i purchase a clam..

    drives the LFS nuts cause i make them put the pumps off so i can view.. often there are real gems that just havent couloured up properly and you get a better indication of their pattering from a top down view..
     
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