The Tiger Sand Conch is a wonderful scavenger that works great to clean a tank or detritus. It mainly burrows itself under the sand bed and uses its siphon to search for food. By sifting through the sand, the Tiger Sand Conch actually aerates the entire environment in the aquarium. We advise you to keep a thick sand bed along with lots of rocks and caves for the conch to survive well in the tank. The Tiger Sand Conch is mainly found buried in the substrate, and have well developed eyes which helps them to watch around. It is best not to keep the Tiger Sand Conch with hermit crabs which might attack it for their shelter. It features a powerful foot that propels itself and moves forward. Also, the presence of additional empty shells will reduce the likelihood of the hermit crabs within the aquarium competing for a home. The tiger sand conch is considered reef safe and do not harm or disturb any other corals present in the tank.
Conchs belong to a Class known as Gastropods, which make up the largest class of Mollusks. Conchs grow by increasing their swirling body while producing a protective shell. This shell protects their soft body from predators. They use a pad, or foot, that extends from their shell which allows them to drag their shell along. As they drag their shell often times their mouth and eyes can be seen coming out from the opening of the shell.