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Old 06-04-2013, 11:23 PM   #1
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Conch Shell

So I got a Fighting Conch - great looking guy. When I bought him and put him in his shell was super smooth and shiny - after acclimating I saw the shell get really bumpy.

When it is sitting still it is smooth - when out and about moving and eating (Nori Strips) he is all bumpy again.

Has anyone seen this? Is this normal?

Also if anyone could explain how this happens - I am super interested in the mechanisms.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:17 AM   #2
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Looks like a cowry snail normal for that type google it.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:20 AM   #3
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Or cowrie live aquaria has them check it out may eat soft corals.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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I had a fighting conch and it never looked like yours-smooth outer shell always.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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Got a photo of the smooth version? I don't think it's a conch but never heard cowrie shells did that either?
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
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That why there shells have white spots on them when they cover the outside shell. See them diving and when you pick them up they close up and then reopen pretty cool but produce lots of slime.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:27 AM   #7
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Definitely a cowrie. I am calling the store today and complaining because they could have eaten my anemones.

Anyone in the NYC area want it? Super cool, just not for a reef tank. Right now he is chilling in the sump (actually cleaning it nicely).

I will get a smooth picture - but in the meantime you can look them on live aquaria and they have them pictured smooth.
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