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DJ88
05-23-2002, 01:42 AM
Yeah seriously,

If I hadn't seen it with my own eye's I wouldn't have believed it. It was pulling in individual strands and eating them. I swear. Anyone ever heard of this? Maybe this is part of why my bryopsis problem is fading away.

Just wanted to share that little tidbit of info.

http://members.shaw.ca/montipora/pictures/qconch_1.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/montipora/pictures/qconch_2.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/montipora/pictures/qconch_3.jpg

[ 22 May 2002, 21:00: Message edited by: DJ88 ]

StirCrazy
05-23-2002, 01:45 AM
hey cool, when did you get a Queen conch? any pics? Oh just for your own info if it gets to big for the tank they are very very tasty in a chowder smile.gif

Steve

christyf5
05-23-2002, 01:48 AM
Hey does anybody know how fast these suckers grow?? All I've heard on RC is how its so bad for you to get one if you don't have a huge tank. Yup, conch chowder sounds pretty good to me.

Christy smile.gif

CHEAPREEF
05-23-2002, 02:15 AM
That's great news, i just got mine on thursday. Hope mine will munch on the bryopsis as well.

Clinton

One_Divided
05-23-2002, 05:36 AM
cool.. good to see another critter chowing on it..

Hey is that acro from the same mother colony as the one I posted in the pics section the other day? looks similar

Samw
05-23-2002, 05:57 AM
Neat. I've been thinking about getting 1 or 2 just for diversity since I don't have a Bryopsis problem anymore. :D

Will they knock things around?

Jack Rainville
05-23-2002, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by CHEAPREEF:
That's great news, i just got mine on thursday. Hope mine will munch on the bryopsis as well.

Clinton<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Clinton,
Where did you get a conch in Edmonton? Did you order over the internet?

DJ88
05-23-2002, 02:11 PM
Adam,

I don't think so. I have some of that same one you have. Nice acro that is for sure. smile.gif . This thing is a wierd one. Has exploded with growth in the last couple of months. Doubled in size.

Sam,

I'd get one. The queen's grow BIG. I haven't seen mine knock anything over but it is still smaller than everything in the tank. :D

CHEAPREEF
05-23-2002, 02:34 PM
I got mine from JL, it's about the size of a quarter. The guy at JL said it will grow very fast, so hopfully a 75 will be big enough.

Clinton

[ 23 May 2002, 09:35: Message edited by: CHEAPREEF ]

Samw
05-23-2002, 02:36 PM
Sounds like they'll turn monster size. I think I'm going to pass.

Bob I
05-23-2002, 09:05 PM
Frankly I do not know what bryopsis is. I have one piece of LR that has something like the picture on it. When it gets too long I put the rock in my main tank for my Sally Lightfoot to graze on. Unfortunately that same rock has Xenia on it, and it grows faster than the algae.

DJ88
05-23-2002, 10:07 PM
Bob,

You DON'T want Bryopsis. Nothing eats it. Well short of lettuce sea slugs. And they just suck the juices out of it. :D

It is a very stiff feathery algae that grows even when there is no logical reason for it to grow. I have used boiling water, kalk paste, toothbrushes, crabs, snails, fingers, forceps, slugs and now conches to fight this stuff. It keeps coming back..

ask Christy and Sam what this junk is like.

I am lucky it looks as if I am beating it. Without tearing my tank down and starting over.

Adam,

You know what, you may be right. IT does look like the same stuff. Funny thing is I have no clue where I got this one from. Could be either Marc or Jamie I guess. All I know is it has doubled in size in the last couple of months. Which makes me happy.

[ 23 May 2002, 17:09: Message edited by: DJ88 ]

StirCrazy
05-25-2002, 01:16 AM
hey Darren, when that conch of yours looks like this
http://members.shaw.ca/stircrazy/conchtop.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/stircrazy/conchside.jpg

give me a call.. I have a few recipes :D :D

Steve