Species Spotlight: Flame Scallops
An interesting bivalve, the flame scallop acts as a natural filter. They come in different varieties, including an Electric Flame Scallop that shows an electric pulsing light through its mantle. Scallops will often move around and will settle in your rockwork, where they actively feed off of your water column, helping to keep your aquarium clean. With infrequent feedings, proper water parameters, and no predators (i.e. puffers, triggers, and other non-reef safe fish) the flame scallop will thrive in your aquarium. Their life span does not exceed two years.