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Old 01-06-2005, 02:57 PM   #1
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Scallops

Does anyone have any info on scallops. I was in my lfs yesterday and they had some breed of a electric fire scallop and this was the coolest thing I've ever seen in a sw tank and i want one but I cant seem to find any info on these critters, like if their hard to raise or not.
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Old 01-06-2005, 03:08 PM   #2
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here ya go:

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...fm?pCatId=1525
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They are very hard to keep and IMO should not be sold in the trade.
Very hard to feed, most starve within a few month...sorry to say.
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:19 PM   #4
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scallops in general or just this particular breed?
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Scallops in general . . . they have a very poor survival rate in home aquariums. . . mostly because they are difficult to get to eat.
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do they require a specific diet or are they simply not well adjusted to captive live?

(just gathering info)
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They need phytoplankton to eat and the commercial stuff just does not cut it with them. I worked my butt off to keep one and it only lasted for 3 months. Fed it with a syringe, could not target feed it any closer. Unfortunately they end up starving.
I have heard of no one with long term luck with these.
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Combo of both. They have a very specific diet, in a very specific size range. Most commercial phyto's contain particles that are too large (or small) for them to consume I've read. Also w/ taget feedings like they require, water quality could easily become a problem.
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Of course now that I said that, someone will claim they kept one for 3 years.
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http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=40233
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