Scientific name - Haliotis sp. Family – Haliotidae Common name – Abalone Max Size – 3 in (8 cm) Range: Asia, Fiji, but can also be found aquacultured Care Level – Moderate Temperament – Peaceful Trace Elements – Calcium Foods and feeding – The snail will roam the aquarium eating algae Aquarium suitability – Please buy the aquacultured abalone to preserve wild stocks Reef compatibility – Yes Captive care – This snail is extremely helpful in keeping an aquarium clean by eating algae growing in the aquarium. The aqaucultured abalone prefers waters that are slightly cooler. It is primarily nocturnal and uses its foot to attach to the rockwork during the day. Care should be taken not to damage its food if you are trying to move the abalone during the day. Like all invertebrates it is extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and even tiny amounts are lethal to them.