Cowrie help please

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Muz, 22 Jan 2008.

  1. Muz

    Muz

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    Can I get some comments on this guy please, I thought I did my research and did an ID on this guy as an Arabian cowrie but now I smell it is a Dog-Rose Cowrie.

    I am just a cowrie nut and as much as I want him in my tank I fear that I do not understand his diet requirements and he may be the cause of some issues I am having with some corals..

    Anyone had any experience with them..

    Thanks

    Muz

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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Muz, I had 2 in my old tank, slightly different marking on the shell though, they disappeared after a while, I assume they died. Don't know much else than that.

    I think it was palmerc that had some in his tank that laid eggs.
     
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    Yip, I have a small one (It's either a money corie or gold ring cowry) about 3cm in length. Still going strong and no problem whatsoever (the eggs hatched but I think the larvae were just eaten as I have no baby cowries I can see)
     
  5. Muz

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    Yeah, mine is probably at about 7cm, I found an amazing website which shows all the different shells, truly amazing the variations.

    I am just worried that he is stripping my LR of what little bio diversity it has left after my banner polished off anything that moved !

    No real adverse comments so he stays for now !

    thanks

    Muz
     
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