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Old 12-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Fighting conch or strawberry conch?

Just wondering which is a good one to clean my sand bed .... Thanks!
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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Fighting or Queen Conch are good for the sand beds. I have not done any research on the Strawberry conch sorry about that. I am going to buy a fighting conch for my 55g tanks. Normally they go for around $5-$7.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:35 PM   #3
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Yeah i ask the store and they are selling strawberry conch $15 a piece they said its really good for slimes in your sand bed but dont know if its true and heard that sometimes fighting conch are lazy and not move for a week or two i dont know if thats true either so im just curious if theirs a advantage and disadvantage of the two conch thanks though! Cheers!
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:29 PM   #4
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I have 2 strawberry conchs and they work great!! Mine were also about $15 each, seems to be the going rate for them.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:05 AM   #5
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Ow thanks beengirl so price are the same here in canada good to hear yeah trying to get 2 too i have 4 butterscotch conch and i barely see them lol
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Not sure what kind this is but he was $4 and he does great work on my 29 gallon sand bed. He also has a lot of personality.

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Old 12-20-2012, 02:06 AM   #7
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Thats an awesome pic eric
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:46 AM   #8
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I love that pic. Wish I could get a good one of my conchs.

To Eric: if its a strawberry conch, the underside of the lip of the shell will have a pinkish-red coloring to it. Just an FYI.
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I like the red line around a strawberry conch ... I was checking your jawfish beengirl i had the blue spot before and i always push a lil rock and he always build a barracks out of it until my friend decided to scrub a lil green patch where he was living and my friend accidentally killed him so sad ...really fun to watch though
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I like the red line around a strawberry conch ... I was checking your jawfish beengirl i had the blue spot before and i always push a lil rock and he always build a barracks out of it until my friend decided to scrub a lil green patch where he was living and my friend accidentally killed him so sad ...really fun to watch though
Love the jawfish! Sorry to hear about yours. They are cool. She's always picking up shells and piling them around her burrow. At night she uses the shells to block the entrance to the burrow and In The morning she moves them out of the way again. I had to save a snail last week cuz I guess she thought it was an empty shell, so she picked it up and put it by her burrow, but the astrea was still living in it and was on its side and couldn't right itself. Haha. Thankfully I was there to right the astrea. I love the blue spot, just couldn't bring myself to pay $100 for one.
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