The guys at Coralmorphologic have been playing with their HD camera again. You know what that means. An awesome video. This time they have something new worth showing, a Lima scabra. Otherwise known as a flame scallop. These guys are filter feeders and shouldn’t be placed into your tank unless you have the time to feed them with delicious filter foods, but dont they look gorgeous in HD? As Miami’s hot coral handlers go on to say:
Like most bivalves, Lima scabra is a filter feeder. It siphons water in through its fleshy mantle (seen in the video), and strains any edible particulate matter before pumping the water back it out. It holds itself semi-permanently in place through the use of ‘byssus threads’. The threads are formed by a viscous protein secretion that cures instantly upon contact with seawater.