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Old 04-25-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
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New Fellas

Today I needed a smile so I went by my fish store and saw a fella I just fell in love with. Originally I was thinking I'd pick up a brain coral. This was a firemouth scallop. Just beautiful! So I also picked up a skunk shrimp and a bubble anemone.

Now I've never seen a scallop in a tank before so I really know nothing about the lil fella. I'm open to feeding suggestions and any other info offered.

Guess I'll have to go back another day for that brain
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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Mmm
Don't know no a lot about them, I believe they have to be target fed. I heard they were difficult to take care of but I asked a guy at my LFS and he said he kept one with no problems other than it moved itself to the back of the tank behind some rocks so he was never able to really enjoy it. Hope you have better luck
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:26 AM   #3
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Filter feeder wc are a big help and some feed phytoplankton once or twice a week. Just don't overfeed. I had one for six month looked great then one day my shrimp was having scallop.
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Ok well maybe getting the cute shrimp too wasn't such a grand idea :s
And I'm understanding the phytoplankton however, "filter feeder wc" I don't know. Plus I want to double check that target feeding or hand feeding is ok?

As soon as he gets comfy or hungry e nought in my lil piece of the reef I'll put his pic in my album.
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Filter feeding is the scallop siphoning in water and blowing it out to get food. Wc is water changes. With the phytoplankton just a little medicine syringe and shot it near him or just squirt some in and it moves around. Did you happen to buy it at fintastics?
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:59 AM   #6
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So cool! Looks stunning. Never seen anything similar myself
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:48 AM   #7
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Filter feeding is the scallop siphoning in water and blowing it out to get food. Wc is water changes. With the phytoplankton just a little medicine syringe and shot it near him or just squirt some in and it moves around. Did you happen to buy it at fintastics?
I actually purchase from Suncoast pets. There was an "incident" with my first store. I'm not caught up on all the letters y'all are using LFS is another one I don't know about.

He's finally opened up and smiling at me yep it's gonna be hide and seek after tonight lol
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LFS = local fish store (or local fish shop? )

People use acronyms for long named species and it gets confusing... RCS is red cherry shrimp, HM is half moon Betta or GBR is German Blue Ram I think

Nice FMS!!!
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Cause I don't like to spell.
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