Voracious Algae Control For Reef Aquariums: Aquacultured Tropical Abalones

03 Mar, 2022

Abalones are widely regarded as excellent herbivores and coveted members of cleanup crews for reef tanks, although their availability in the aquarium trade is often sporadic.
Abalones are single-shelled marine snails widely regarded as excellent herbivores and coveted members of cleanup crews for reef tanks, although their availability in the aquarium trade is often sporadic.

via Unique Corals

These are very special new algae eaters from Bali. They are easy to keep and so far the testing we have done has deemed them to be reef safe. Farmed in a hatchery and from tropical Indonesian waters, these inverts are a fantastic reef-safe choice for algae control. They do love to consume algae so to make sure they don’t starve we recommend adding them to established systems and not overcrowding them. Probably 1 per 30-40 gallons tank size is ideal.

Like any invert, we recommend doing a drip acclimation so they become used to the new water. If removing them from the bag or a hard surface always be careful not to damage them. You can use a credit card to carefully pry the animal loose for placement in its new home. For this reason, we don’t recommend acclimating it in a hard container—instead, keep it in the bag where it will be easier to remove.

Size – These max out around 2.5″ in length. 

These Indonesian-based invertebrates are voracious algae eaters that consume a wide array of available plant organics, available for a limited time.
These Indonesian-based invertebrates are voracious algae eaters that consume a wide array of available plant organics, available for a limited time. Retail price (March 2022): $23.99.

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  1. March 05, 2022

    Merci .Car enfin comprit pour la traduction de l’Anglais au Français. ET j’adore tout Ce que je lit et que j’apprend.Car ,celà fait 22 ans que j’ai arrêté le marin.Je possédai 1 × 450 litres avec 1 baliste clown,1baliste Picasso,1 mérou miniata et 1 murène nébulosa.1× 250 litres avec coraux vivants = 2 bénitiers sauvages de la Mer Rouge ( dernièrs sauvages vendu à l’époque ) coraux mous et durs.1 palétuvier avec racines au fond dans Sable de coraux et 10 feuilles superbes.Bernard l’hermite 2 espèces,étoiles de mer 2 Rouge et jaune.ophiures et 1 centropyge loriculus,1centropyge bispinosus,1gramma Loretto,et 3 autres petits poissons. Et le dernier 150 litres avec caulerpas ,micro-faune et 4 hippocampes + 1 couple de mandarins. Pour moi,c’est à l’époque l’U.V. en sortie de filtre extérieur qui était la meilleure chose faites. Maintenant, 200 litres eau douce avec 3 discus,1 mâle ancistrus albinos et2 femelles, 1 mâle adulte ancistrus brun et 3 jeunes,et 4 corrydoras albinos,6 kuhli, Salutations aux aquariophile du Monde entier.PEACE FOR UKRAINE!

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