Money Cowrie (Cypraea moneta)

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Money Cowrie

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Money Cowrie

Cypraea moneta

114 Litres (30 US G.)

2.5-5.1cm (1-2 ")


8.0 - 8.4

22.2-26.7°C (72 -80 °F)

8-12 °d

Other (See article)

2-3 years

This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Money Cowry

Additional scientific names

Monetaria moneta, Erosaria moneta

Origin[edit | edit source]

A very common species found throughout the Indo-Pacific

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are smaller than females

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This snail is reef safe.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Herbivorous; needs lots of algae in its diet.

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tanks will suffice.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]


Identification[edit | edit source]

Has a pale shell.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

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