Scientific name - Lima scabra\r\n\r\nFamily – Limidae\r\n\r\nCommon name – Electric Flame Scallop, Flame Scallop\r\n\r\nMax Size – 3 in (7 cm)\r\n\r\nRange - Caribbean\r\n\r\nCare Level – Expert Only\r\n\r\nTemperament – Peaceful\r\n\r\nWater flow – Medium\r\n\r\nFoods and feeding – This is a filter feeding invertebrate, and must be feed phytoplankton (size 25-40 microns) daily. It is not photosynetic. \r\n\r\nSupplements - Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements\r\n\r\nAquarium suitability - Please leave this creature in the ocean \r\n\r\nReef compatibility – Yes\r\n\r\nCaptive care – The Flame Scallop has a dismal survival record in captivity. They are not photosynethic and must be fed phytoplankton daily. Most aquarists are unable to provide food for the scallop and they starve to death in a few months. If you are going to attempt to keep this difficult creature, somethings to maximize your chance of success are: having a very large, established tank and fuge, and a deep sand bed. Like all invertebrates \r\nFlame scallops are very sensitive to nitrates and copper, and detectable levels of either are lethal.