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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I've recently picked up a few hitchhikers that snuck in with some small hermits. Any help in identifying what species this is will be appreciated, as I have been all out of luck. *Snail... possibly some species of conch. *At first I had only 1, but a few more came in over the next couple...
  2. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    Today i noticed one of my conches had buried itself almost completely all day...just a little while ago i seen it had moved and either left eggs in the divot where it was or just poop...if it happens to be eggs i was wondering want i mite do to help them survive....i have a 55g with about 35lbs...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so my mom and her new husband took down their 60G setup and gave me a bunch of stuff... one in particular was a fighting conch... cool deal... so now I'm noticing this weird little shell attached to the conchs shell... the unidentified shell is about the size of a penny, pretty flat except...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So, I finally did it. Upgraded from a 75 gal to a 90 gal. It took a good year for me to build and think out, thought I had it all figured out! Well guys and gals-what a wreck!! My fish are safely in a holding tank, 70 lbs LR is in the new tank with a very scant clean up crew (3 snails, 4...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering if conch snails (from the strombus family) actually burrow? I'm new to this species of snail. I purchased my first one two weeks ago, after experiencing a diatom bloom and having him clean up the sand he has now disappeared? The tank is ready for more additions and after an 8 week...
  6. Crustaceans
    i have a molly fish that loves to leave large piles of excrement everywear. Would a fighting conch would able to deal with this?
  7. Crustaceans
    I found one of my hermit crabs in one of my red footed conch shells does that mean he ate him or did the conch move out and he moved in?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I was just inspecting my tank this morning and I noticed that my sand conch has an eyeball missing, it is now just a 'stalk' with a dot on the end but the other 'stalk' has an eyeball like normal. This is odd because the fish in my tank dont pay any attention to the conch and there arent really...
  9. Crustaceans
    I have a 30 gal. FOWLR tank with a longnose hawkfish, royal gramma, sixline wrasse and a orange spot prawn goby. I'm deciding between a few Blue Legged Hermit Crabs or a Tiger Sand Conch. Will 2 Hermit Crabs get along with a Tiger Sand Conch? Or do I have to decide between one or the other? Thanks!
  10. Cuc Gone Wild

    Cuc Gone Wild

    CUC partying it up,celebrating the setup of a new tank with diatoms to snack on.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I'm thinking of adding a conch to my reef. Would appreciate any comments, concerns from people in the know.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Here is a pic of my new fighting Conch. I was wondering if any of you had 1 and or had recomendations about how to care for them?
  13. Crustaceans
    I went to my LFS today looking for a Fighting Conch to take care of my sand be but they were out of stock. I purchased a different conch that the guy there (who is usually very knowledgeable) couldn't ID exactly. He told me that his supplier calls it a 'sand stripper conch' but he thought it was...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Have a Tank with Picasso Trigger and Dog face puffer they get along fine but i was wondering about adding a fighting conch to clean up the sand and eat left over food. Is this possible or will the conch turn into left over food? Thankyou
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT!!! I purchased a tiger sand conch about 3 days ago. I only saw him for the first day and that was when I put it in the tank. It burrowed down in my live sand but I could still see the top of its shell. The next morning it had completed buried itself in the sandbed and I haven't see it...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys, Saw this thing last night, I'm assuming it's some kind of conch or snail. It has a trunk on the rear end. What exactly it is? Good or Bad?
  17. Queen conch

    Queen conch

    This conch was only about one inch long when we got it.
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