View Full Version : OMG I want one!


twistoflime
11-04-2009, 6:50 PM
http://www.reefbuilders.com/2009/11/03/tuamotu-tahiti-maxima-clams-are-the-reef-builders/#more-11724

JessPete
11-04-2009, 8:55 PM
shoot! Which one!? I've got a nice spot picked out

merkywater
11-04-2009, 10:58 PM
extremecorals.com has them but they are $200 - $300

Akopley
11-04-2009, 11:08 PM
under $150 and I might make a purchase...sweeeet.

Rbredding
11-05-2009, 12:34 PM
http://www.reefbuilders.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Pahua-tridacna-maxima-bicolor.jpg
that might be the coolest thing i've seen for a tank...

Affectedhalf
11-05-2009, 12:42 PM
Yay, Calcium toilets! :D


J/k. Oh, but seriously, they are beautiful! The bicolor is amazing. That's the first time I've ever seen one of those.

jmaneyapanda
11-05-2009, 12:58 PM
I have a *little* hangup with these because they are wild collected, and SO many Tridacnids can be captive raised now, including maximas. But they are Gorgeous.

mojo
11-05-2009, 7:06 PM
I agree with panda on this one - I hate the fact that they're wild caught. If I knew there were some kind of export restriction for aquarium trade, I'd be a lot more happy about it.

Granted, I still want one. Or two. Hopefully the price will make them more exclusive to those who those who have been in the hobby and know what they are getting.

salt reefer
11-05-2009, 7:31 PM
my gowd they are awsome ill take a few. awsome colors there man im drooling.

jmaneyapanda
11-05-2009, 8:08 PM
I agree with panda on this one - I hate the fact that they're wild caught. If I knew there were some kind of export restriction for aquarium trade, I'd be a lot more happy about it.

Granted, I still want one. Or two. Hopefully the price will make them more exclusive to those who those who have been in the hobby and know what they are getting.

The price is going to be HIGH. Im expecting $300 and up. blue Zoo Aquatics has already sold some (with no QT), and DFS LA should ahve some available in a few weeks.

blueray
11-06-2009, 5:36 PM
Quote from article "For all of you that are about to start crying over the removal of these magnificent Maxima clams from their environment consider this: The annual quota of Maxima clam flesh for human consumption in Tahiti and Tuamotu is 50 tonnes. Thatís a 100,000 lbs without the shell. Tuamotans and Tahitians really eat a lot of clam meatand our handful of live specimens will never compare with the numbers of Maxima clams that make it to their kitchen table. "


How ever they will not likely to farm those beauty because Pearl is more profitable. Just like shrimp and other seafood, local will consume it no mater how pretty they are. Don't get me wrong, I do not judging the local. For them these seafood are like fried chicken here.

On Travel Chanel, I saw Andrew Zimmerman from bizarre food eat 14-16 inch Giga. That was sad.

Mak

I agree with panda on this one - I hate the fact that they're wild caught. If I knew there were some kind of export restriction for aquarium trade, I'd be a lot more happy about it.

Granted, I still want one. Or two. Hopefully the price will make them more exclusive to those who those who have been in the hobby and know what they are getting.

ichthyoid
11-06-2009, 11:28 PM
Quote from article "For all of you that are about to start crying over the removal of these magnificent Maxima clams from their environment consider this: The annual quota of Maxima clam flesh for human consumption in Tahiti and Tuamotu is 50 tonnes. Thatís a 100,000 lbs without the shell. Tuamotans and Tahitians really eat a lot of clam meatand our handful of live specimens will never compare with the numbers of Maxima clams that make it to their kitchen table. "


How ever they will not likely to farm those beauty because Pearl is more profitable. Just like shrimp and other seafood, local will consume it no mater how pretty they are. Don't get me wrong, I do not judging the local. For them these seafood are like fried chicken here.

On Travel Chanel, I saw Andrew Zimmerman from bizarre food eat 14-16 inch Giga. That was sad.

Mak

Yeah, I watched that same segment and wondered how much that clam was worth.

blueray
11-07-2009, 12:38 AM
You can watch it again here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wpxkX1J-Ss

Yeah, I watched that same segment and wondered how much that clam was worth.

sailfish
11-16-2009, 7:39 PM
Looks like Diver den has them now but extreme corals had them for the best price.

$400 is to high for me but nice clam.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/ItemDisplay.cfm?c=2733+1&ddid=75480

Joe

mojo
11-16-2009, 7:41 PM
The first of the Tuamotu maximas have been posted to the diver's den:

http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/CatDisplay.cfm?c=2733+1&count=24&s=sna&r=&start=25&page_num=2

http://www.liveaquaria.com/images/diversden/approved/111609-281a.jpg

http://www.liveaquaria.com/images/diversden/approved/111609-264a.jpg

sailfish
11-16-2009, 7:42 PM
Great minds think a like.

Joe

weaglereefer
11-16-2009, 7:43 PM
Wow! Where'd that half orange, half blue one go?

mojo
11-16-2009, 7:57 PM
Wow! Where'd that half orange, half blue one go?

I think that was just an example... not necessarily one that Live Aquaria sells.

$400 is to high for me but nice clam.

I didn't have quite the restraint.... :D

twistoflime
11-16-2009, 8:10 PM
:wow2: drool... if only I had more income than just alowence...
The first of the Tuamotu maximas have been posted to the diver's den:

http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/CatDisplay.cfm?c=2733+1&count=24&s=sna&r=&start=25&page_num=2

http://www.liveaquaria.com/images/diversden/approved/111609-281a.jpg

http://www.liveaquaria.com/images/diversden/approved/111609-264a.jpg

johnr2604
11-16-2009, 8:22 PM
The one in the bottom pic is freekin amazing.