Commonly called the Mermaid's Fan plant is a real eye catcher for the planted reef display tank. It is a beautiful green calcareous macroalgae which features at the end of its stems a dark green fan shaped top. It will hold itself with rhizoids in the substrate, which should be a few inch deep.
Udotea Flabellum Marine Macroalgae
As this macroalgae is a very calcified macroalga it is often not eaten by fishes and critters and it needs good calcium levels in the water.
Although this live algae can grow on rock ( by super glueing it for the start ) it will spread wider and better when it is placed in a sand bed or gravel, which should be preferable min. between 5-10cm deep.
Whitish parts of the macroalgae should be removed as they are decomposing. Out of water and in transit it might turn white, but back in the water, it will turn after a few hours back green again.
Like for most marine macroalgae a higher level of Nitrate and Phosphate, in addition to the supplement of Iron, Magnesium and Trace elements will improve the growth of this live algae.
If the macroalgae is not growing as expected a special formulated fertiliser for the marine aquarium can help to improve the growth of the macroalgae. Please find a selection of supplements for the marine aquarium HERE
Our macroalgae are from fish free macro algae tanks, although we use sometimes pictures for demonstration purposes only which will include fishes, seahorses and or corals.
We do our best to quarantine, treat and remove any unwanted hitchhikers, parasites etc from our macro algae but we can not guarantee that the algae are completely free of anything unwanted, not limited to Copepods, Rotifers etc. This is simply because that sometimes eggs, spores, etc can remain viable but not visible and hitchhikers can still stay hidden, especially in dense algae structures, despite our strict quarantine efforts.
We highly recommend nonetheless that you properly quarantine anything new before adding it to your marine tank.
We aim to offer you the healthiest and best quality macro algae on the market, therefore, all of our macro algae comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
- Common Name
- Mermaid's Fan
- Growth Rate:
- Maximum Height
- Food Value:
- Not Palatable
- Nutrient Uptake:
- Flow Rate:
- Fragmentation, Sporulation
- Green Macroalgae
- Scientific Name
- Udotea Flabellum
- Depth found
- 1-15 m
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