Tiger Sand Conch - (Strombus spp)

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Tiger Sand Conch Strombus spp


Despite their name, they are peaceful toward other tank mates. They are excellent sand sifters, and are very beneficial in the reef aquarium. As they burrow and dig through the aquarium substrate, they clean and aerate the bottom. It will always stay on the bottom of your tank, won't bother any invertebrates or corals whatsoever. 
 

  COMMON NAME:   Tiger Sand Conch
  SCIENTIFIC NAME:   Strombus spp
  SIZE AVAILABLE:   ~1-2.5 inches
  MINIMUM TANK SIZE:   55 gallons
  FOOD/DIET:   Omnivore
  CARE LEVEL:   Moderately easy
  REEF SAFE:   Yes
  AVAILABILITY:   Most always available - 99%  

Conchs feed on algae and detritus in the aquarium. They need a large amount of plant matter in their diet and may starve if out-competed for food or if there is not enough algae in the aquarium to support them.