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Flame Scallop -Ctenoides Scaber

Flame Scallop -Ctenoides Scaber

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The flame scallop is a beautiful addition and a filter feeder that may need extra care and feeding.

Category Invertebrate
Care Expert
Diet Filter Feeder
Maximum Size Large - 2"-3"
Origin Florida
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium
Water Condition 72-78 F, dkh 8-12, PH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Water Flow Medium
Light Low
Reef Compatible Yes
Compatibility See Chart 


The Red Flame Scallop will add a unique combination of shape and color to your aquarium. They usually builds a small nest of small rocks and pieces of coral in which it embeds itself so ensure these materials are available. It can be kept in groups. It is a filter feeder, and requires floating micro-plankton to be kept alive in the aquarium, and will do best in a mature reef aquarium system. It also needs proper calcium levels and alkalinity.

The flame scallop is non-photosynthetic and requires supplementation with phytoplankton, and organic foods provided by using a small pipette/straw to dispense the food upstream of its location. Each Red Flame Scallop needs to be fed individually.