Sea Hares

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  1. MerlinT

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    Hi Guys. Would just like to know if Sea Hares are actually what they are made out to be and that is Hair Algae Eating Machines. I recently acquired one of these guys and it looks to me he is a lazy eater. Is it sick? I do not know. Do these guys climb up the glass to reach for luscious green pastures or do they stay on the sand bed and find thier food there. I have not seen him climb as yet. It wont even craw over a litlle rock.
    Is this normal?
    Please help!!!!
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  3. Hails

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    What species of Clade Aplysiomorpha do you have?
     
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    how bad is ur algae problem pic's pls
     
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    mine doesn't climb the glass
     
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    he however stretches up as far as he can get.
     
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    mine used to climb all over
     
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    I do not know the species of this bugger. I have it since Friday last week. I hope it is still just getting use to the environment and will soon starting exploring more to those lovely green pastures I mentioned before. Algae problem not all that bad. Mainly the back glass as I often clean the front and side glass.

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    I so want one of these!!!!
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    Mine is a machine, he is all over the place and constantly munching ....
     
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    Looks like I got the dud!!! Lol!!!
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    Naaa how long u had him? Maybe he is still getting use to the tank. Also can you answer the question about what species and or take a pic so we can see it
     
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    I've had him since Friday. I'm also thinking he must still get use to its new environment. Above in this thread is a picture of my tank and here is photo's of the bugger. Photo quality not all that good. Taken with my wifes Blackberry.

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    What colour is it? Does it have any markings on it?
     
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    Looks like an off white colour and has slightly brown patches. I must say hey! This things face if you look closely to looks like a Hippo. The two little ears, two nostrils and long face. LOL!!!!
     
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    Does it look like this

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    No it does not. It looks exactly like this. Took this off the internet now.

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    pick up while still under water and tilt face down and give a gentle squeeze a couple of times. He may have taken air in when being transfered between tanks. If he has air in him it will bubble out with the squeeze and he will start eating again if this was the problem
     
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    or else you run the risk of stressing it by squeezing so it inks in the tank, definatly not something you want.
     
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    Hmm vry different to mine... mine is darker and has blue spots on its back....
     
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    crispin. they will not ink be gentle. I have done this sevral times before.
     
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