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Old 04-07-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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conch snail???

Don't know much about them but the lfs has 2 about the size of a golf ball or so. Both for $5. They were a donation. I know they get big and may eat other snails. I like them but would it destroy my cuc and possibly bulldose rockscape and corals? Would it be good in a sump? Do then need sand? Any info appreciated!
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yes they need sand , no they don't bother anything in my tank , but they do a good job cleaning the sand never yet seen them mess up rock work
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I love my 2 conches. They don't hurt anybody and just clean the sand.
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You should get one or both. They are pretty interesting. I would say it is the best thing you could add to your tank for $5. I know that excludes almost everything in this hobby but either way I like mine.
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OK thanks. I may get 1.
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I have one and he's a great cleaner. Keeps the sand nice and stirred up. Any frags in the sand will likely get knocked over though. Mine is very peaceful.
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I have a lobo in my sand and my conch navigates around it very nicely. I saw him cleaning the stony part the other day and it didn't knock it around. It probably depends on the individual.
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Got one just now for $2.50. Its a fighting conch. Here's the pics.

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He's pretty cool looking.
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Got one just now for $2.50. Its a fighting conch. Here's the pics.
He needs a sand bed.
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