Flame Scallop (Lima scabra)

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Flame Scallop

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Flame scallop

Lima scabra

Challenging

sg

1.02 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

9-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

27-30 years

Family

limidae



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Additional names

Rough Fileclam, Red Flame Scallop, Red File Shell Clam

Additional scientific names

Limaria scabra


Range

Endemic to the Caribbean

Sexing

Not sexually dimorphic

Tank Compatibility

Filter feeder

Diet

Filter feeder; filters plankton out of water; feed individually

Feeding Regime

Daily

Environment Specifics

Reef tank

Behaviour

Builds nest of rocks, and coral to imbed itself in or will wedge itself into a crevice

Identification

Rough white shell with red tentacles, hence the common name 'flame scallop'

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