Flame Scallop

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  1. sparty48

    sparty48 Astrea Snail

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    Hey people! I was at my LFS today, and they have some incredible flame scallops, but I heard they are hard to keep. What all do I have to to to keep one alive. I have a biocube 29 with stock lights and a protein skimmer. Should I get one, and if so, what do I have to do?
     
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  3. sailorguy

    sailorguy Torch Coral

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    They starve to death in most aquariums,they reguire a constant supply of marine phytoplankton,more than almost any home aquarium can support.
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree with this. Few make it even short term.

    You compromise your water quality in such a small tank to keep one long term (1 year).

    Large older very established tanks have the most success.

    Pass for the sake of not creating a market for them.
     
  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree with above. It's best to not purchase them and send a message to the LFS that they do not sell so leave them in the ocean.

    They are cool though
     
  6. sparty48

    sparty48 Astrea Snail

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    I thought I had heard this somewhere... Just thought I'd ask. Sorry to bother you.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I bought one when I first set up my tank last year. Hes still alive but I never see him due to his hiding places. Kinda pointless. A rookie mistake, saw it and had to have it. I agree with all the above posts.
     
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  9. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Its never a bother to answer questions you may have about this hobby. Thats what everyone is here for. No question is a dumb question. Dont ever feel like your bothering anyone here, this is the best forum going ;)
     
  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You silly goose ;D

    It was a valid question that many a poster has questioned.

    I may be speaking or others but I for one would rather you do the research prior to buying most inhabitants.

    Had I known or had there been forums back when I was interested in purchasing one I probably would have not bought one, but I did, in fact I bought about 3 before I realized my mistake.
     
  11. sailorguy

    sailorguy Torch Coral

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    +1,feel free to ask away it's the best way to find info you and others may need.
     
  12. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes for sure not a bother. It's always good to ask.:)