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Old 02-27-2006, 05:42 PM   #1
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Sea Hare?

Anyone have one of these?

http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet.cfm?base=seahares

LFS has them in stock and I have not been able to find much info on them other than they live about a year and supposedly are voracious eaters of hair algea.

Recently had a large outbreak of hair algea due to poor maintenance (under control now) and am considering this on the LFS recommendation to do a final clean up and keep it under control. Kind of costly IMO at $20, but if reef safe and does what they claim may be worth it.

Anyone know if/how they reproduce if they only live about a year?

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Old 02-27-2006, 06:29 PM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend them at all......check out the liveaquaria link below:

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...pcatid=726&N=0
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Old 02-27-2006, 06:38 PM   #3
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I wouldn't use them. But then again I really wouldn't put any animal in a tank where its specific purpose it to eat algae. After he eats it all up, you'll have to supplement his diet specifically for him.

Also, Sea Hares get huge! I see them diving all the time. They look as big as my head!
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Old 02-27-2006, 06:47 PM   #4
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Thanks, sounds like something to avoid.

Any other recomendations for removing the remaining spot of hair algea vs. picking it off the rocks during tank cleanings?
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