Ring Cowrie (Cypraea annulus)

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Ring Cowrie

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ring Cowrie

Cypraea annulus

Easy

sg

1.023 - 1.025

pH

8.0 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::80 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

Herbivore
Other (See article)

2-3 years

This animal is available captive bred



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Additional names

Additional scientific names

Monetaria annulus, Cypraea annularis, Ornamentaria annulus, Erosaria annulus


Alternative names

Ring Cowry, Gold Ringer

Origin

From as North Hawai'i to the Galapagos to The Red Sea.

Sexing

Males are smaller than females.

Tank compatibility

This snail is reef safe.

Diet

Herbivorous; needs lots of algae in its diet.

Environment Specifics

Reef tanks will suffice.

Behaviour

Peaceful.

Identification

Resembles the Money cowrie, except it has a ring encircling the back of the shell.

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