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Old 12-23-2007, 05:40 PM   #11
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In order for the queen conch to get huge would it need another shell. Or do they make thier own shells. And how huge do they get. I am sure with my small tank I will get the fighting conch since it wont outgrow my setup but I was a little curious about the queen conch's growth.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:24 PM   #12
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Queen Conch shell
The queens get HUGE, about 12 inch long shells. I've been toying with the thought of breeding them myself. The beach down here used to be covered in them, but with shell collectors and such, they're hard to find close to the beach any more. One other difference with the fighting conch, it has short stubby spikes compared to the queen.
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:52 AM   #13
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They grow their own shell, just like other snails. You don't want a queen in a 46g. Really! The fighting conch is fun to watch though. Funny little thing.
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I agree with the conch. One of my hermits tried to attack it but he just kicked out his "leg" and was out of reach in no time.
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:08 PM   #15
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any opinions on eTropicals.com prebuilt packages? I am thinking about buying one for my 75G FOLR tank.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:08 PM   #16
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I was debating that as well since I had a 150.00 gift certificate to dr fosters and smith. but I didn't order from them bluezoo aquatics has better prices even after you factor in the shipping The eTropicals site doesn't offer many of the suggested cleaners mentioned here and pre-built packages at etropicals come with many hermit crabs(evil little guys) I like the snail packages offered on bluezoo aquatics website but It comes with a queen conch and not a fighting conch. you would think they would know about the queen outgrowing its tank and not put it in there package. I am still up in the air on what I want to do.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:47 AM   #17
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any opinions on eTropicals.com prebuilt packages? I am thinking about buying one for my 75G FOLR tank.
If your tank is new, those packs contain too many critters to try to feed off the limited recourses of a tank that is not mature. You really kind of have to find a smaller back, maybe look at a 30G pack. The only thing I don't like about those are they like to send you a lot of hermits. I prefer snails, conchs, bristleworms and a few other things to help out with my algae and substrate.

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I was debating that as well since I had a 150.00 gift certificate to dr fosters and smith.
Keep in mind, drsfostersand smith, etropicals and liveaquaria are all the "same" company, but you can only buy dry goods from the drs. I'm not sure if a gift certificate will work from them with their other two sites...
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www.reefcleaners.org has some of the more exotic snails available. Nothing in the way of Turbos though.
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Usmcmarc that's a pretty neat site. It's sometimes hard to find all those on one site. Have you ordered from them?
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I haven't ordered from them yet but probably will the next time I need snails. They will work on a custom package for you (most sites actually will if you contact them). Their prices are great.
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