Fightning Conch

Fightning Conch

Fighting Conch

Strombus sp

In this edition of Species Spotlight we will be taking a look at the Fighting Conch.

Right off the bat I would like to point out that despite the name the Fighting Conch is a peaceful snail that would be a great addition to most marine and reef aquariums. The Fighting Conch has a brown, tan, yellowish shell that is thick and heavy. The body of the Fighting Conch is a molted tan and dark brown, it also has two long eye stalks and a long mouthpiece it also has a sickle shaped operculum.

The fighting Conch is classified as an omnivore and will consume detritus from your substrate and clean and aerate your sand bed. The main food source for the Fighting Conch is usually excess algae as it will consume various types of excess algae and bacteria from the sand bed.  They will spend most of their day foraging for food, this can also be supplemented with various prepared foods or even sheets of seaweed.

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Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

Lysmata amboinensis

The Skunk Cleaner Shrimp is probably one of the most sought-after shrimps in the marine Aquarium hobby, this is for good reason as this is a gorgeous shrimp that really does clean the fish in your tank.

The Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, also called the Pacific Cleaner Shrimp, Scarlet Cleaner shrimp, White Banded Cleaner Shrimp and Red Skunk Cleaner Shrimp. The Skunk Cleaner Shrimp has a light amber body with two bright scarlet red stripes along their back with a white stripe in the middle. The tail is also red with four spots in white. These shrimps grow to be about 2 and a half inches in length and have long sweeping antennae.

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Lawnmower Blenny

Lawnmower Blenny

Lawnmower Blenny
(Salarias fasciatus)

In this edition of Species Spotlight we will be taking a look at the Lawnmower Blenny.

The Lawnmower Blenny also known as the Jeweled Rockskipper, Sailfin Blenny, Algae Blenny or Rock Blenny is native to the shallow costal habitats of the Indo and Pacific Oceans and is a much-loved fish for the aquarium despite its rather bland appearance. The colors of the Lawnmower Blenny range from brown to tan to white in a molted pattern.  This pattern helps them blend in with the rock and substrate. It is often chosen as a pet due to its big bulgy eyes and comical actions make it a fun fish to observe.



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