• Hawk-Wing Conch

Hawk-Wing Conch

Brand: Inverts


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Strombus costatus 

Also known as Zebra Conch

Reef safe: Yes
Care level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Detritus, Omnivore
Acclimation: Drip application

Conchs feed on algae and detritus in the aquarium. They need a large amount of plant matter in their diet and may starve if out-competed for food or if there is not enough algae in the aquarium to support them. Since most conchs - especially larger, mature snails - have large openings, it is best not to keep them in a tank with potential predators like some fish and hermit crabs. Conchs move using their powerful foot to propel themselves. When not buried in the substrate or when threatened, they can appear to hop over the bottom.