Chestnut cowrie (Neobernya spadicea)

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Chestnut cowrie

Cypraea spadicea 1.jpg
Chestnut cowrie

Neobernya spadicea

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

Chestnut cowrie

Additional scientific names

Cypraea spadicea


Origin

Eastern Pacific Ocean; relatively common in Southern California to Cedros Island in Baja California, but not commonly found north of Santa Barbara.

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

Shell is pale with a brown top.

Pictures

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