Tiger Cowrie (Cypraea tigris)

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Tiger Cowrie

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Tiger Cowrie

Cypraea tigris

114 Litres (30 US G.)

8.9-15.2cm (3.5-6 ")


8.0 - 8.4

22.2-26.7°C (72 -80 °F)

8-12 °d

Other (See article)

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Tiger Cowrie, Tiger Cowry

Origin[edit | edit source]

Indo-Pacific from Micronesia, and Polynesia to East Africa

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, if it's big enough, however, this large cowrie may knock over objects; though this is not a concern in tanks with secure rockwork, etc.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]


Identification[edit | edit source]

Has a spotted shell. Largest cowrie known.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

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