Esimm03 (xbox62) said:Hi,
Thanks for all the replies , I've seen conches at my lfs before for £10 so may pick one up... I have one sand sifting snail (same as nassarius I think) but it only comes out when I feed the tank.
Is the fighting conch the same as your both suggesting? The ones at my lfs are pretty big already... I should possibly ask for them to order a small one.
stella1979, by supplemental feeding do you mean copopods ? Or just that I target feed it?
The rock's shouldn't be an issue since they burrow (especially the nassarius).
Jesterrace, I don't have much sandbead exposed... It's got quite a few rocks dotted around, will this be an issue?
Ok, ill ask my lfs. I have tonnes of norI seaweed that my old blenny used to eat, but the new guy has taken to pellets so I just rip it Into medium sized bits and drop it in for the crabs, and they love it. Will the conch be ok with that?stella1979 said:Yep, the fighting conch is the one we mean. The nassarius snails are carnivores, so yeah, they eat leftover fish food. The fighting conch is a detritivore/omnivore. It will eat detritus (waste), leftover foods, daitoms and hair algae from the sand. So, supplemental feeding would be any omnivorous foods that you feed your fish. So yes, just target feed it.
They're said to be quite active, so idk if it's a great idea with little sand space... again, trying with a small one would be best.
Ok, I drop seaweed in for my crabs so he may grab some. My new blenny poops a lot (he's really small so not that much). Stupid question but will it eat the pool?.Jesterrace said:
Hi, sorry for the late reply, been fairly busy with exams .stella1979 said:My reading tells me that conchs eat detritus, so he should eat the poop at some point. Jesterrace Nart and Culprit all report that their's keep the sand very clean, and cleaning fish waste is certainly part of that. It's not a stupid question.