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Old 09-22-2003, 10:47 PM   #1
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What kind of cowrie?

I found a cowrie in my tank tonight, at least that is what I think it is...can anyone id the species? I know some are not good to have with corals.
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Old 09-23-2003, 01:40 AM   #2
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Looks like a tiger cowrie Cypraea tigris. Usually only a problem with sponges and is mainly a herbavor. I kept one once and found they also have a taste for anemones. They will "munch" on their foot and retractor muscle.

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and of course, a more immediate threat would be just that they are large snails and will be able to plow a pretty formiddable rock from your reef 8O
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but that one is not too big
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