Freshwater Golden Clam (Corbicula fluminea)
Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Filter feeder, consumes microscopic organisms and debris in the water
Adult Size: Up to 2 inches
Recommended Tank Size: 10-gallon
Compatibility: Peaceful and compatible with other peaceful freshwater species
Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.5 - 7.5
The Freshwater Golden Clam, scientifically known as Corbicula fluminea, is a fascinating filter-feeding clam species that originates from aquacultured sources in Asia. They play an important role in maintaining water quality, as they consume microscopic organisms and debris present in the water column.
As adults, these clams can reach a size of up to 2 inches, making them a visually interesting addition to your aquarium. To provide a suitable environment for them, it is recommended to have a tank size of at least 10 gallons.
Freshwater Golden Clams are generally peaceful and can coexist with other peaceful freshwater species. However, it's important to note that they may burrow in the substrate, so choose tankmates accordingly.
In terms of water parameters, they prefer a pH range between 6.5 and 7.5, with a temperature range of 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit. It's crucial to maintain ammonia and nitrite levels at 0ppm to ensure their well-being. Additionally, keeping nitrate levels below 20ppm is advised for optimal conditions.
By providing a suitable habitat and proper care, you can enjoy the elegance and benefits of the Freshwater Golden Clam in your freshwater aquarium.