Caulerpa macroalgae species are widely available, as they grow often very fast and are therefore properly maintained a great choice for the nutrients export from the tank water ( read more about in our introduction ), and to add a lot of other beneficial advantages to the marine aquarium.
But not controlled they can change the macroalgae dream in a nightmare, as some Caulerpa species might go sexual, which means that it releases gametes and tissue into the aquarium water.
Therefore it is necessary to remove pale turning parts of the algae as soon as possible out of the marine aquarium and to provide a good lighting.
If it does go sexual you might end up with new growth macroalgae all over your tank, which will be harder to control.
Although this said, we never had in 14 years any problem with this algae species, and it was one of our first macroalgae we got.
Do you have any question we can help you with?
As an aquatic algae farm, we don't have a public shop to visit unfortunately but we are happy to post all our macro algae species within the UK for free to you.
And we are sure you will like your new macro algae addition once received.
The best way to stay informed is to subscribe to our Newsletter or to follow us on Facebook, as we will first inform there when our algae are ready to sell again, or when we received new macro algae.
When a macro algae species sells well we have sometimes to take it out of the sale as it will need time to regrow again.
The time for this will vary, as some macro algae species will grow very slow, whilst other - especially various Caulerpa marine macro algae species grow quite fast.