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Money Cowrie Snails are peaceful members of the aquarium, and should not be kept with more aggressive species that can possibly harm them. They are easy to care for and can be easily kept by the beginning aquarium owner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Name(s): Money Cowrie, Money Cowry
Scientific/Other Name(s) : Erosaria moneta
Care Level : Easy
Maximum Size: 2"
Minimum Tank Size: 40 litres
Reef Safe: Yes
Feeding Requirements: Scavenger so no specific feeding
Temperament / Behavior: Peaceful
Other Comments:

Money Cowries get their name from when they were used as currency. They have an egg-shaped glossy surfaced shell usually in a cream colour with brown markings and the animal often extends its large mantle (which has numerous papillae) up over so as completely covering the shell

They require a tank of 40 litres or larger with plenty of rockwork to clean . The money cowrie is reef compatible and beneficial to a reef setup as they will graze on all types of micro algae and detritus. A natural scavenger they are self sufficient in the home aquarium and should have enough natural food growth to live.

Money Cowrie Snails are peaceful members of the aquarium, and should not be kept with more aggressive species that can possibly harm them. They are easy to care for and can be easily kept by the beginning aquarium owner.

The Money cowrie, like all inverts is intolerant to any copper based medications

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