This Caulerpa Prolifera marine macro algae species offers long blades which can grow up to 20-30 cm long.
The fronds are attached to a thick rhizome which will attach itself to rock, gravel etc.
It is a medium fast growing species and will give a beautiful natural look to the marine tank.
Caulerpa Prolifera can adapt better to various water conditions than for example Caulerpa Taxifolia.
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Caulerpa Prolifera needs just a medium strong lighting to grow well.
Very rarely eaten, although some marine algae eating fishes might nip on it time to time.
As this Caulerpa species will attach itself to rock etc. we recommend not to place it too close to your main rock, unlike you like to have it there. It needs some trimming and care. Great to keep in the sump as well for nitrate and phosphate export.
Some Caulerpa species might go sexual, which means that it releases gametes and tissue into the aquarium water. 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. One thing to avoid this is good light and to remove pale turning parts of it. This algae eating is much harder than Caulerpa species and therefore there is a low risk anyway that it will go sexual.
Whitish parts of it should be removed as they are decomposing.
Like for most marine macro algae a higher level of Nitrate and Phosphate, in addition with the supplement of Iron, Magnesium and Trace elements will improve the growth of this algae.
As it doesn't need very strong light it will do normally very well in the Aquarium Display too, but bear in mind that it will attach itself to rock etc.
It provides great holdfasts for Seahorses.
|Common Name||Blade Algae|
|Food Value:||Somewhat Palatable|
|Nutrient Uptake:||Very good|
|Flow Rate:||Medium to High|
|Light:||Moderate to High|
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Thank you arrived very well packaged and fast. Very happy with the size of it. Will come back for more.
Provides lots of movement in my DT. Nice quantity supplied.
All the algaes I bought from Manfred came well packaged and in excellent condition. Manfred is very enthusiastic about his algae and I shall be getting more from him. I was going to keep corals in my new tank but changed my mind and love the idea of a planted FOWLR.
I was very surprised by the length of this algae. Thank you very much, they look amazing in my tank.
Everything ok. I recommended !!!!!!!
Arrived fast and very nice looking,. Great that they are so long, my Seahorses love it.
Will come back for more. Thank you and have a Happy Easter.