Fighting Conch (Strombus alatus)

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Fighting Conch

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Fighting Conch

Strombus alatus

38 Litres (10 US G.)

2.5-5.1cm (1-2 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-26.7°C (72 -80 °F)

8-12 °d

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-3 years



This animal is available captive bred

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Florida Fighting Conch

Origin[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Requires close examination.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This snail is reef safe.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Herbivorous; needs algae in its diet.

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tanks will suffice.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]


Identification[edit | edit source]

Shell is pale with brown mottling.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

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