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Sea Hare

Sea Hare

The Sea Hare is one of the most unusual looking creatures you can add to a marine tank, but never the less they are key in the clean up crew gang. The Sea Hare hosts a variety of colours from brown to green and will often be found in different textures too. 

Requirements
It is vital to understand that this invertebrate is poisonous and if threatened does have the ability to release a purple substance into the aquarium which can be harmful to all livestock. Therefore, it is crucial that when housing this create a solid filtration is in order with a chemical filter such as carbon that can eradicate the toxin. 

Suggestions
Additionally similar to all invertebrates it would not be in a aquarium with elevated copper levels or copper treatment should not be used on a tank containing this Sea Hare. It is also a good idea to create some coral rubble areas and shaded areas in order to facilitate this invertebrates natural surroundings. This invertebrate will be found consistently scouting through the tank eating up algae on the rocks, sand and glass. 

Feeding
This Sea Hare will most likely be content with eating the algae in your aquarium, but if there is an insufficient amount present then it is important to feed them. They can be fed with a variety of food sources, such as caulerpa and kelp. 

STATISTICS
Care Level: Expert Only
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size: 1'
Colour Form: Black, Tan
Diet: Herbivore
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Family: Aplysidae

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Easy to Care For
3
Easy to Feed
3
Peaceful with Others
3
Reef Safe
3
Average
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  1. I received a beautiful specimen! It is white with red and brown “racing strips” and what looks like three feathers hanging off its back. Really neat to watch!

  2. We got the sea hare when nothing else would work to get rid of the algae. We tried rinsing the frozen food, water changes, beefing up the clean up crew, changing lights, cutting the lights, tons of water tests, got a tang and a lawnmower blenny, NOTHING WORKED!. Within 1 week my tank was cleaned spotless of algae. The dude was named employee of the month, I would give him a special parking spot but…After he ate all the green hair algae, he still had a pretty strong appetite and that is where the care comes in. You will need to feed the hare every other day. I use a magnet veggie clip and a piece of nori seaweed, if you don’t he will starve and die, unless your tank continuously grows algae at a fast rate.

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