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Flame Scallop - Lima scabra

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The Flame Scallop generally has a brown or white shell coloration with orange-red or white eye-lash-like tentacles that protrude from the red mantle. These differences vary between individuals.

Despite the common name, these are not true scallops but are actually from a group commonly known as "file clams" due to their rough, textured shells. They are filter feeders and need lots of food to thrive and do best in a well-filtered aquarium that can maintain pristine water conditions while providing enough food. Do not keep with fish or invertebrates that may pick at the sensitive mantle of this animal. When threatened, the two halves of the shell will close up tightly and the animal may "swim" around the tank by propelling itself with jets of water. They may attach themselves to a surface with thin, strong byssal threads and should not be removed once attached.
Specifications
MPN
F93 0045 0392
Manufacturer
That Fish Place
Common NameFlame Scallop
Scientific NameLima scabra
OriginCaribbean
Reef SafeYes
Invert SafeYes
Community SafeYes
DifficultyModerate
Max Size (in inches)5 diameter
Min Tank Size (in gallons)15
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-82
Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026
DietFilter-feeder
Internal Id
15363

State Restrictions
Alaska
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

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Very Cool

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This is one of the most amazing things I've seen in a tank, and I can't believe it belongs to me! The "flames" come out of the shell and when the shell closes they go in almost instantly. We will definitely get another one at some point.