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.