very useful in aquariums because eat detritus, or waste, and keep the sandbed stirred. Tonga Conchs will clean cyanobacteria, diatom algae, and hair algae from the sandbed. They are an important part of any reef aquarium. Tonga Conchs will also eat any excess food that the fish do not eat.
Feeding: If no algae is present in the aquarium you may supplement the Tonga Fighting Conchs' diet with live macro algae or dried seaweed (nori).
Growth: Maintaining proper Ca, Alk, & Mg levels is important for growth of their shells.
Tip: Don't forget about your water parameters when combating algae blooms. Water chemistry is every bit as important as a good clean-up crew.
Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
Diet: Detritus, omnivore
Water Conditions: 75-80° F; sg 1.024-1.026 (1.025 is ideal); pH 8.1-8.4 Ca 420-440 ppm, Alk 8-9.5 dKH, Mg 1260-1350, Nitrates <10ppm, Phosphates < .10ppm