The Common Whelk (Buccinum undatum)

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The Common Whelk (Buccinum undatum)

Postby jonfr on Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:11 pm

Does anyone know how The Common Whelk (Buccinum undatum) goes in a aquarium ?

When I get me a large saltwater tank, I plant to get me few of those if they can survive in a tank.
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Postby Donya on Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:28 pm

The only problems I would see would be related to water quality and possibley temperature (although I don't know the upper range they can tollerate). They'll need to eat meat, which will pollute the water faster than something like seaweed. So the stocking potential for a tank would be limited. I have seen them kept and even bred in captivity though, so it is definitely possible. The tank where I saw them breeding about 150 gallons (~570L) with many fully grown individuals in it. It also had seaweed growing to help with the water quality. The tank must have had a chiller hidden somewhere under the table it sat on, because the water temperature was significantly colder than the ambient air.
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Postby jonfr on Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:54 pm

I don't plan to get me ~570 liter tank. But it is nice to know that they can live in a tank. The little snails I am also going to have appears to be able to survive in a tank.
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