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Mine is growing well but my regal angel decided it tastes good unfortunately. I may move it over to another tank but that would require getting rid of my asfur angel because I’m sure he’ll like it too. For now it’s in a deli cup covered with netting.
 

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Here is one of the shells from a gigas I had several years ago. It was about 6" when I bought it and grew to this size in about 5-6 years
 

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I’ll join the party. Mine arrived yesterday

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Thanks to @OrionN for putting up with some questions from me.
 
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Not quite another two weeks from the last photo in the series. Looking at the dates this is only a bit over 1 month if growth!

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Can you use a ruler to clearly document the growth. I don't take mine out of the water, so it is hard, but with you it should be no problem.
Looking good.
 
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Sure. I don't take it out just next to the glass but I will try.
 
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So I put a ruler next to it, however with the shell curving it's hard to get a great measurement.

Overall:

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And trying to hold it next to the growth more:

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Mine continue to do well. My second Gigas is also doing well.
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That blue squammy...


Amazing
 

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Mine continue to do well. My second Gigas is also doing well.
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your squamosa is looking bleached...ive found that these indo blue squamosas are very sensitive to high intentisy led...suggest you move it further away from light...had it happen to a couple of mine and ultimately perished...now I keep my others firther away...have 6 of them :)
 
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Has anyone lost a gig yet? It's ok, don't be shy, I am curious the survival rate as they seem tough.
 

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Seem pretty
Has anyone lost a gig yet? It's ok, don't be shy, I am curious the survival rate as they seem tough.
They seem pretty bullet proof to me. Mine has been ripped from its rock when I was careless siphoning, picked on by my regal angels, and has now been moved to a tank with sketchy water parameters and it still looks perfect.
 
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