Flame Scallops

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by dallasg, 18 Jan 2009.

  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hi
    is it worth putting flame scallops in the sump?
    and muscles and oysters? i can get from the fish shop down the road?
     
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    Not flame scallops, they are the most difficult bivalves to keep alive in an aquarium for longer than a year. Bottled supplements will not feed this animal fully and they usually starve. A unhealthy specimen will have a wide open gaping mouth. They are filter feeders and need a lot of very fine phytoplankton to thrive. There natural habitat is usually in caves and crevices with good flow to bring them food.
     
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    Yes, agree with Tobes
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    cool thanks, always ask b4 i am going to buy. i saw one at a LFS and it looked awesome

    as for muscles/oysters?
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i am surprised them that LFS will stock them,

    if one constantly dropped roti's, artemia and plankton in the tank, would they survive?
     
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    Certain mussels would survive, but oysters don't do well in reef tanks.

    The scallops are cool, especially their electrical charges they display at night, but I haven't come across a tank that can keep them alive.
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    oki cool, saw some at the fishmonger ans they would sell me live ones
     
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    hey dallas saw them here in durbs as well....awesome looking flame scallops.....with a bright red inner.....also suprised lfs would stock them considering whats been said abt sustainability...seems like irresponsible selling if u know the mortality rates is very high?just my 2cs
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i agree, but this LFS is supposed to be highly recomended, unless of course this was a freebie that arrived
     
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    facinating creatures best left in the ocean.. good of you to ask though...
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i figured, just getting the 411

    well good luck to the person who buys that creature
     
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