Assorted Smaller Conchs
|Resides : Sand|
|Consumes : Film Algae, Diatoms, Hair Algae, Detritus, and some species of Cyanobacteria|
|Max Size : 1.5" - 2.5" or 40mm - 65mm|
|Origin : Indo Pacific|
|Warnings : These species may dislodge loose items in your sandbed|
This item is for one individual conch, selected from an assortment we receive that are all reef safe cleaners. (Strombus spp.) The conchs in this product description reach an average adult size of 2- 3 inches, and can eat a considerable amount of algae. Because of their size we do not recommend them unless you have a tank 30 gallons or larger.
They are excellent cleaners, and substrate stirrers. You can also feed them fish flake to supplement their diet. They are a hardy species, but do best within tanks that are at least a month removed from the end of the cycle. Conchs feed through a "trunk" like mouth, and have eyes that are on long stalks that can move independently making them an interesting creature to watch. Conchs are more evolved than other snails, and can detect movement and will react when you approach the aquarium or make a sudden movement in their direction. Most marine snails do not.
This assortment will include a random reef safe conch, from 1 of the following species:
These species all have a similar diet of hair algae, film algae, diatoms and as well as some scavenging. Most will be Strawberry conchs, (Strombus luhuanus), also known as the Tiger Conch. (pictured)