electric flame scallop?

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    Brian_G overly obsessed

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    i think these creatures are amazing. i would really love to get one. opinions?
     
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    ltljokersbetterhalf ltljokers #1

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    i had a flame scallop and they are not easy to care for IMO, I had issues with mine right from the get go. Unless you have a real established tank i would advise against one and thats just my opinion and experience with the on i had
     
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    Scallops are one of those animals that's better off being left in the ocean,IMHO.
    They require more food than we can give them in our tanks.
     
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    more food? like what do they eat? i though you could just feed them plankton everyday and they would be okay? i guess thats a wrong assumption?
     
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    like yote said, better of left in the ocean, if you do get one, they need phyto i believe.
     
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    yeah. i guess i will leave it where it belongs. what are dome other good interesting creatures that do abnormal things?(eg light up from a chemical reaction)
    i want something crazy to put in my tank :)
     
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    matthew1048 Wurd to ya motha

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    a clam is good and they are pretty and look similar to a clam just a larger version and and easier to care for not a piece of cake to take care of but easier and to me more beautiful:mrgreen:
     
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    Scallops are too tough. I've had about 4-5 of them and the have all died! Cool for a couple of weeks then just a shell souvenir. :(
     
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    +1 betterhalf, good recomendation! :)
     
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    ltljokersbetterhalf ltljokers #1

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    thank you knuckle :D
     
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    Flame scallops starve to death after a few weeks. I don't think they should be available for our tanks.
     
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    I know this thread is old but I found this scientific article about scallops because I saw one in the local LFS and really want one. Just in case anyone else does a search.

    Brightwell does make a food that is the right size for the scallop and I think if you do the proper research and are prepared to care for them it is possible.


    http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/july2002/toonen.htm
     
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    For what it's worth, I've had one for over a year now.
    I got two, but they came with all my stuff from TBS when i first set up my tank. One died within the first month or two probably. But low and behold, the other is still going! :dunno:
     
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    Do you spot feed it or anything? I really really want one and I would totally treat it like a newborn baby I have done a lot of reading on them. I want a whole tank of strange creatures and its just so cool
     
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    I would not do it. The feeding it requires is totally going to screw with water chemistry, your tank being so small.

    d2mini's tank is large enough that there is enough food generated naturally for him to survive, and if he did spot feed, he has enough water volume that it wont mess with his chemistry.
     
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    Ya, i'm in no way condoning getting one. I've experienced quick deaths with them in the past. Although I was a total newb at the time too. This was years ago before i knew anything about sw and bought it just because i thought it was cool. Survival rates on these are generally very low. I'm shocked it's still alive, and I was shocked that I was sent two of them in the first place as freebies with my order, knowing how poorly they normally do.

    To answer your question... no i do not spot feed it. It's right in the center of my tank where it gets the most flow from my vortechs. It tucked itself under a rock overhang. It probably is able to catch a lot of stuff floating by.
     
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    Ok I wont get one but for the record I REALLY want one! LOL
     
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