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big dog
04-24-2011, 05:40 PM
Munching ............


Hanging out after the halides went out ............



04-25-2011, 02:29 PM
What is that?

big dog
04-25-2011, 11:02 PM
Sea Hare .... !

05-04-2011, 09:59 PM
Where did you get him? cost? Does he eat all kinds of algae? I have a type of red Bryopsis ( spell?) introduced into the tank by "saving" a number of corals from my sons tank last year - also have a continued problems with a macro algae = asexual razor calerpa I believe. I do the physical removal and it looks good , but it keeps coming back. Also found out my skimmer pump failed sometime since last doing a top end cleaning about 2-3 weeks ago- which could be why the algae is growing so fast. The Sedra 5000 is dead ( 4 years old) - substituting a oceanrunner 2500 until I can replace the Sedra. Took the opportunity to pull the whole skimmer and have vinegar running thru it currently to do a good cleaning. Let me know about the Sea hair. IF anybody knows a better pump for an ASM G3 skimmer let me know.

big dog
05-05-2011, 09:52 AM
He's a friends on rental and they go for < $20. Cleaner for hair algae.

From Liveaquaria ....................

The body of the Dwarf Sea Hare is a combination of speckles and patterns. The location of its rhinophores (organ used to smell) and its oral tentacles make it look a bit like a rabbit, hence its common name.

If it becomes startled, it may release a purple dye to repel attacking fish. In the home aquarium, the Sea Hare will need a good chemical filter system to quickly remove this toxic dye before it causes problems.

In the wild, it is usually found in shallow areas of seagrasses and coral rubble, preferring the shaded areas. Cover from the lights in the aquarium should be provided. It requires a large area in which to move. It prefers an aquarium with live rock and open sandy areas so that it can graze on algae, eating any Caulerpa in the tank. It is sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications and will not tolerate bad water conditions (high nitrates).

If regular feedings of Caulerpa are not possible, it will need a supplemented diet of parboiled lettuce and dried kelp.

Caution: This species secretes or releases toxins when stressed or injured that may kill fish in the aquarium.