About the Reef Safe Fighting Conch:
Care Level :Easy
Reef Safe :Yes
Max Size:4-5 inches
Minimum Tank Size: 40 gallons
Fighting Conchs are found in tropical waters all over the world. This species lives on the sandy bottom sifting through the sand bed with a claw shaped operculum looking for algae to graze on. Fighting Conchs are reef compatible and can be fed dried sheet algae and prepared seafoods. As it sifts through the sand bed, it aerates the bottom and removes detritus and other waste.
Conchs are spiral shelled mollusks. They are beneficial due to their ability to aerate the sand bed and remove harmful pollutants. They are generally peaceful and well suited for a community environment. Conchs can be seen slowly moving across the sand bed and occasionally at the base of live rock and coral reefs. Conchs are well protected within their hard shell and have few predators. They see well with their large eyes and easily spot algae and copepods to devour.