The Strawberry Cowrie, Cypraea sp., or Strawberry Cowry, is a nocturnal mollusk species that features one of the most beautiful and desirable shells in the entire marine trade. Instantly recognizable, the Strawberry Cowrie's shell is rounded, smooth, and contains a beautiful beige and white design. They are best kept in established aquariums with plenty of live rock. Its natural defenses protect it from predators and it is a peaceful tank mate but as it grows may topple corals or live rock structures under its weight. It is a carnivorous species that will feed at night searching for small meaty bits of fish or seafood, or algae and detritus - it can easily be supplementally fed. The Strawberry Cowrie is a relatively unique invertebrate to include into the home aquarium. Its sheer beauty will compliment a reef tank nicely and looks amazing laid over a sand bed. In addition, this species can be quite beneficial in containing an algae problem in most tanks.