Wonder of wonders, lol
My Flame Scallop decided to roost somewhere where I can actually manage to take a picture of it! I sure hope it stays there, but I did tank maintenance today, so I will be surprised if its still there tomorrow morning.
I've had it 14 months now.
My wife wants one of them. Have you found them difficult to keep?
Cool pic! Keep us posted.
I have six words for you.
@smaug - they are supposed to be one of the most difficult creatures to keep. Most reefers don't believe they should be sold at all.
Generally flames die from 9 months to a year in a tank, which is how long it takes for them to slowly starve to death.
At 14 months, I have done well, but unless I can keep it for at least another 4 months, I won't really believe its still not just slowly starving, as it doesn't seem to be growing at all.
No one really knows how long they can live in an aquarium. 2 yrs is the best I've heard of.
What I've done to keep mine as long as I have :
- feed every other day with microscopic foods (we're talking stuff thats measured in microns) both frozen and dried
- let it go where it wants. Everyone wants them front and centre where they can be seen and appreciated, but they need to be protected by a shelf of rock, so this may mean you will never see the thing for months at a time.
I pretty much constantly have a slight scuzz of algae happening in my tank, due to the constant feedings required for it.
Great job with the tank
You know you are doing something right when you can keep a Flame Scallop for over a year
If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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