Fighting Conch (Strombus alatus)

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Fighting Conch

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Fighting Conch

Strombus alatus

Easy

sg

1.023 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

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

8-12 °d

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

2-3 years

Family

Strombidae

This animal is available captive bred



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Alternative names

Florida Fighting Conch

Origin

This conch occurs in the Western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina throughout Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, Texas and the east coast of Mexico.

Sexing

Requires close examination.

Tank compatibility

This snail is reef safe.

Diet

Herbivorous; needs algae in its diet.

Environment Specifics

Reef tanks will suffice.

Behaviour

Peaceful.

Identification

Shell is pale with brown mottling.

Pictures

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