CONCH came with some rock

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    I got a conch snail with some rock I picked up last week.

    Can you please tell me everything I need to know about it.

    Thank you.

    Jason
     
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    scavengers, reef safe, will keep the sand clean
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Welcome to the site Jason.

    Its going to be hard to give specifics on the conch,without know what kind it is.A pic would help a lot.
    But generally,they are pretty good addition to your clean up crew and effectively stir your sand bed.They'll also eat some types of algae,diatoms and such along with fish waste.
     
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    They are good cleaners to have. What kind of conch is it? Can you post a pic or ID it online? The most common ones in this hobby are the queen conchs and red-footed conchs.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Dammit!! Ninja'd by Yote!
     
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    what do you mean yote, i ninjad him so i also ninjad you also
     
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    Dont feel bad Biff.I got ninja'd by Dustin.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    DAMN IT DUSTIN,Slow your fingers down some.
     
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    Instead of re-ninja-ing each other over and over again, let's talk about conchs! Oh yeah!

    (Back on topic, please).
     
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    LOL, thanks ya'll ninja's.
    Doing a google image search I think its a fighting conch from the florida rock I got...

    My kids misplaced my camera...lol
     
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    so who has the most detailed conch info? LOL
     
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    That's a neat hitch hiker to get. You're lucky! But in case you decide you don't want it, I've been kind enough to provide a recipe for Conch Soup that I just happened to find while I was googling images of conchs. Enjoy!

    Ingredients:
    4 medium conch, pounded and chopped
    2 onions, chopped
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    salt and pepper to taste
    3 lemons, juiced
    2 cans (28 oz. size) tomatoes, chopped
    1 1/2 cup potatoes, peeled and chunked
    4 stalks celery, cut into bite-size pieces
    4 carrots, cut into bite-size pieces
    2 cups water
    1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
    2 cups sliced okra
    2 bay leaves
    1/2 teaspoon parsley

    Directions:
    In a large pot, saute onions in oil until translucent. Add salt and pepper. Add lemon juice, tomatoes and conch and increase heat. Add vegetables and rest of ingredients. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 3 hours. Remove bay leaves and serve.

    This recipe for Conch Soup serves/makes 4
     
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    I recongnize your user name. Are you a big poster oven on Reef Sanctuary? Glad to have you here.

    Biff is a vegitarian so that Conch soup must be extraordinary.

    As for the fighting conch they are pretty neat, they move in a sort of hopping movement. Will keep the top layer of sand clean, fairly active little guys.
     
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    Yeah I'm over there on RS, was just looking for new and exciting places, how is it over here??


     
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    I have a username over there but haven't post much.I really should get around more,a pretty good place at RS.

    Did this come as a hitchhiker with the live rock?It's pretty hard getting a fighting conch as a hitchhiker.If it is a fighting conch,great scavenger and sand stirrer.
     
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    Yeah it came with a bunch of live rock I got for free... I had a big score getting rock covered in all sorts of corals.

    here are some pics.

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    Some frog spawn, and a few leather type corals that have a bluish color to them.
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    This rock is covered in a brown star polip and clear cup coral or something?
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    There are a bunch of these very large colorful green mushrooms, they are about 3 to 4 inces accross to give you an idea how big they are...
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    The above 3 photo's are pics of various rock...just covered in different types of little corals...
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    Some torch coral I'm guessing, and I don't know what this hard encrusted coral in the middle is... It has a very hard skelital structure, almost like porates coral (the stuff the x-mas tree worms live with) but the polips are much bigger... who knows right now??
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    I love this one... is a gorg that is about a foot and a half long, very very healthy! It looks great in my tank!
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    And here is the little brain coral.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Those are not rocks with hitch hikers -- those are rocks with a full blown reef on them already! Congrats!
     
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