Tiger Cowrie (Cypraea tigris)

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Tiger Cowrie

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Tiger Cowrie

Cypraea tigris

114 Litres (30 US G.)

8.9-15.2cm (3.5-6 ")

pH

8.0 - 8.4

22.2-26.7°C (72 -80 °F)

8-12 °d

Herbivore
Other (See article)

2-3 years

This animal is available captive bred




Alternative names

Tiger Cowrie, Tiger Cowry

Origin

Indo-Pacific from Micronesia, and Polynesia to East Africa

Sexing

Males are smaller than females.

Tank compatibility

This snail is reef safe.

Diet

Herbivorous; needs lots of algae in its diet.

Environment Specifics

Reef tanks will suffice, if it's big enough, however, this large cowrie may knock over objects; though this is not a concern in tanks with secure rockwork, etc.

Behaviour

Peaceful.

Identification

Has a spotted shell. Largest cowrie known.

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