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Electric Flame Scallop
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Electric Flame Scallop (Lima sp.)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Red
Diet Filter Feeder
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Indo-Pacific
Family Limidae
Lighting Low
Supplements Magnesium, Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements
Waterflow Medium
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Overview

The Electric Flame Scallop, also called the Red Electric Flame Scallop has a bright red mantel with red tentacles. The mantel of this species seems to create electricity which can be seen shooting across the mantel like lightning bolts. These surges of electricity are bright enough to be seen in the aquarium when the lights are off. The shell of the various Flame Scallops is covered with fine bumps, making it feel like a file.

The Electric Flame Scallop builds a small nest of small rocks and pieces of coral in which it embeds itself. In an aquarium, this may not offer much protection. When threatened, it may escape by clapping its valves together, propelling it through the water, with assistance from its tentacles. It tolerates all animals that do not try to eat it, and can be kept in groups. It is a filter feeder, and requires floating micro-plankton to be kept alive in the aquarium, and will do best in a mature reef aquarium system. It also needs proper calcium levels and alkalinity. It does not tolerate nitrates or copper-based medications.

It requires supplementation with phytoplankton, and organic foods (Marine Snow or Selcon) provided by using a small pipette/straw to dispense the food upstream of its location. Each Electric Flame Scallop needs to be fed individually.

Looking for the best food to feed your Scallops? We recommend AlgaGen Acartia tonsa, AlgaGen Pseudodiaptomus pelagicus, AlgaGen Parvocalanus crassirostris, AlgaGen Tangerine Pod, AlgaGen Moina salina, AlgaGen PhycoPure™ Reef Blend, AlgaGen Decap'd Brine™, and AlgaGen Rotifers.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

Olivia Nelmes Beacon Falls , CT
This is an amazing creature. The fact that it can generate electricity is astounding! It's even more amazing to watch. The red coloration is so beautiful. I have had great success with mine. It seems EXTRMELY hardy; he has gone through a lot and is still living. People, however, will plop this invert in their tank and wake up the next morning to find that it's gone. These scallops are little scooters and normally prefer to be hidden in a tight crevice where they will then attatch themselves to a rock with hairlike fibers. I spot feed my specimen SERA liquid invert food-made especially for inverts and he loves it! Definately a scallop worth owning.
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