Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
General Description: The Strawberry Conch is a peaceful and welcomed addition into any reef aquarium. Reaching a size of approximately 3″, Strawberry conchs are admired for being a hardy snail that is excellent at cleaning and aerating the substrate where they spend their time.
Diet Requirements: Strawberry conch snails are detrivores and omnivores. They have voracious appetites for detritus and uneaten food that makes its way to the sandbed. Supplemental feeding may be required in smaller systems to prevent starvation. Some conch snails have also been observed to eat cyanobacteria and bristleworms.
Tank Requirements: An established, minimum aquarium size of 15 gallons is recommended to house a Strawberry conch; more room will have to be provided with each additional conch snail given their appetites. Maintaining stable water parameters is a component to the success of keeping this invertebrate; snails are intolerable of high nitrates. A deep and open sandbed will mimic the Strawberry conch’s natural environment and give it space to roam. It is imperative to take time acclimating Fighting conch snails; we suggest via drip acclimation over an hour or more. Recommended water conditions: 76-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.024-1.026.
Purchase Size: 2” to 3″
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase size is approximate.