Egg Cowrie (Ovula ovum)

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Egg Cowrie

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Egg Cowrie

Ovula ovum

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

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-3 years

This animal is available captive bred



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Alternative names

Egg cowry

Origin

Found in the Central, and western Pacific, throughout Malaysia to the Red Sea.

Sexing

Males are smaller than females.

Tank compatibility

This cowrie is not reef safe. Adults are known to eat anemones, sponges and soft corals. Is best in FOWLR set ups, and will cohabit with sea urchins, starfish and tube worms.

Diet

Omnivorous. Aside from soft corals, they will eat some algae

Environment Specifics

FOWLR will suffice, if you cannot provide stony corals. It, however will best suffice in a FOWLR tank, just to be safe.

Behaviour

Peaceful.

Identification

Has a pale shell, and a colorful mantle. Unlike cowries like the Tiger Cowrie, which is from Cypraeidae, egg cowries are from Ovulidae.

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