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Old 06-19-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Son of a scallop !!!

Ok i need some help here , it's been 5 days since I " bought " a flame scallop for my 55g reef , however the scallop in question decided to attach himself to a nice 8-12 lb piece of rock at my LFS and has settled in :-/. Anybody have any experience removing clam/scallops from a rock without damaging the foot or shell ? As I don't see paying a min $60 - max $96 for a rock just so I can get the $ 20 scallop. I have been given permission to try and remove it myself if I chose.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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Well, with my flame scallop, ( I take it out once a month to feed on phytoplankton alone ) I just slowly and gradually pull him off the rock. It really shouldn't hurt him.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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So a nice slow constant pull and he should eventually let go ? How exactly do you feed him this way ? I am interested as I wish all my live stock the best possible chance at life and happiness
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:50 PM   #4
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Yes. My LFS, a very well known store in Nashville,TN, told me that a good slow pull will get him off. Just give him a nice tug! He won't stay there for long! As for the feeding, I target feed mine Phytoplex(Phytoplankton) about once a week. Also, during my water changes, I take him out, put him in a bucket on the side, and put several large squirts of Phytoplankton in there with him. Then, I let him sit there for a little while and just pig out!
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:44 PM   #5
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Excellent , I've wanted one now for a while , an I have the phytoplankton already for my coca worm .....shibby !! Time to get me my scallop !
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:38 PM   #6
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I love mine! Just be careful when you first introduce the scallop, mine went absolutely crazy and knocked over tons of rock work. Eventually, it will finally decide on a place to stay.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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How much should they be fed? I want one really bad..........
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:16 PM   #8
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Well, on regular weekly feedings, I do like 5 or 6ml of the plankton, and mine seems to be doing great! They really are awesome creatures! Wait till you see them swimming!
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #9
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Finally , I have my scallop home a week after purchase. I had to pull him out myself , lady at the LFS was afraid to kill him. I just got a hold and kept the pressure on , and I won. I think the turning point was when I told it I was more evolved than it and it has no chance of winning ^_^ .
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:40 PM   #10
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Looks awesome! Good luck!
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