Cowrie snail

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Cowrie snail
Critter Category: 
Snail/Nudis

This tiny Cowrie is the size of an olive. It lived in a display tank at the local fish store for months amongst many corals, and did no harm. Since some cowries are herbivores, I decided to add it to my reef to consume any filamentous algae that it might find. It has a soft skin or mantle that extends over its shell when it feels safe. Reef safe.