The mangrove thickets of estuaries and inshore areas are home to an extraordinary diversity of animals, particularly, gastropod mollusks. One of the more common species is Telescopium telescopium, also known generically as the "Horn Snail." It's found typically in the mangrove thickets of the Indian Ocean region. It's one of the largest of the "Horn Snails", reaching lengths of up to 3 inches (7.62cm). This distinctive species feeds on algae and detritus at low tide.
The shells of Telescopium often wash in from lagoons and other bodies of full-strength seawater, and accumulate in the brackish-water estuaries where mangroves are found. The shells are utilized by many other animals- even fishes- as hiding and foraging places.
Quite frankly, they look awesome in this habitat, and we love utilizing them in brackish displays for that added touch of realism.
These are good-sized shells, clean and ready to go with a simple rinse.
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NOTE: The photo is for illustrative purposes. As these are natural products, expect variation in the appearance of the shells that you will receive.
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All of our shells are intended for ornamental aquarium or terrarium use only. Please use common sense and take the time to rinse prior to using them, to reduce the possibility of problems. Always go slow when introducing any natural materials into your systems, so you can judge the effect they have on your fishes and plants. They are not intended for human consumption. DO NOT INGEST!
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