Saltwater Aquarium Snails for Marine Aquariums: Fighting Conch
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Fighting Conch
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Fighting Conch (Strombus spp.)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 4"
Diet Detritus, Omnivore
Origin Asia, Papua New Guinea, Tonga
Family Strombidae
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Overview

The beneficial Fighting Conch is not as aggressive as its name implies. Though a male Fighting Conch can be territorial towards other males of its own kind, the Fighting Conch is peaceful towards other tankmates. The Fighting Conch is a suitable addition to any home reef aquarium, where it will use its excellent sand sifting abilities to clean and aerate the substrate.

Praised for their hardiness, the Fighting Conch requires open, deep sand beds in which it can forage for food. Though multiple Fighting Conches should be housed in larger systems, single specimens are suited for any size reef aquarium. Keep in mind that the Fighting Conch has a voracious appetite; as such, supplemental feeding is required in smaller systems and recommended in even the largest aquarium setups.

Classified as an omnivore, the Fighting Conch will consume detritus from your aquarium substrate. Supply pieces of fresh fish and dried seaweed, as well as high quality frozen foods to supplement the diet of the Fighting Conch. Like other invertebrates, the Fighting Conch is sensitive to high levels of nitrate and will not tolerate copper-based medications.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

Customer Testimonials

David C Lake Como , NJ
The fighting conch does a great job of sifting sand and cleaning up. He is active during the day at sometimes when not buried. Once the lights go down you can see him motoring all over the tank bottom. He is great at leaving trails and probing through the sand and even on some rock sides. Also, due to his shell protection and their barely ever exposing anything, he survives in my tank with a kind dogface puffer.
Hanif R San Antonio , TX
Peaceful specimen, moves around quite a bit leaving trails. Sometimes bury's himself with just eyes and snout sticking out above sand, otherwise moving over the sand or on the glass. I had a Valentini Puffer in tank before that would pick at him during the daytime when he came up, but he would quickly bury himself. Puffer is gone, conch is out all the time now.
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