Queen Conch (Strombus gigas)

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Queen Conch

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queen conch

Strombus gigas

379 Litres (100 US G.)

25.4-30.5cm (10-12 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

21.1-32.2°C (70 -90 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

7-10 years

Family

Strombidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Pink Conch

Additional scientific names

Lobatus gigas


Origin

The Queen Conch is native to the tropical Western Atlantic coasts of North and Central America in the greater Caribbean tropical zone.

Sexing

Reqiures close examination.

Tank Compatibility

Reef tanks will suffice.

Diet

Herbivorous; needs algae in its diet.

Environment Specifics

Reef tanks will suffice.

Behaviour

Peaceful.

Identification

Shell is pinkish-grey.

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