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Old 02-11-2007, 05:54 PM   #1
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queen conch

I made a trip down to my LFS to improve my cleaning crew, and made some great purchases. One of which, though, was incorrectly labeled as a fighting conch. Once I got home & started looking at different pictures, and reading more about the species I realized I had received a queen conch instead. Right now he is about 3". I do know how big they can get & Im not thrilled about it, but my LFS only gives 1/2 of the selling price back in store credit if I return it. I got him for $5, so 2.50 isn't really worth it.

My question is basically how fast does he grow? We have a 75gal tank, so I'm basically wondering how long he will be comfortable in this tank?

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Not really just how big they get but that they will knock over rocks and corals. Almost like a bull in a china shop. It pays sometimes to research your tankmates before you buy. I personally dont see why he wont take it back at full price since he gave you bogus information. I would try anyway.
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Hmm...maybe I'll give them a call about it tomorrow - they are closed right now. It's so incredibly frustrating though. I had done my research & knew the characteristic differences between the two, the needs, ect. ect, but I didn't know how to identify them separately. I guess I just always assumed my LFS would label correctly & not deceivingly

I assume the rock & coral knocking over comes from the sand burrowing, correct? Is the regular fighting conch not as big of a risk because it stays smaller?
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