Species information for the Abalone, in the Snails category.

  1. 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.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2011
    little_fish, Feb 7, 2011