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Dolabella Sea Hare EXPERT ONLY
(Dolabella auricularia)
Dolabella Sea Hare EXPERT ONLY
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
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Quick Stats

Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Green
Diet Herbivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 1'
Origin Philippines
Family Aplysiidae
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Overview

The Dolabella Sea Hare also known as Wedge Sea Hare is a very effective algae eater and will clean up hair algae in no time.

If it becomes startled, it may release a purple dye to repel attacking fish. In the home aquarium, the Dolabella 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. 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.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 6"

Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only." This species is recommended only for the expert aquarist, zoo, or research institution. “Expert Only” aquatic life is exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.

Customer Testimonials

Esther H Harvey , LA
I have owned several over time. They are ugly yet lovable. I bought them to get rid of hair algae. They are slow moving gentle creatures. I have been fortunate to get them to eat seaweed (green preferably) so they do not starve to death once hair algae is gone.
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