Caulerpa Taxifolia belongs to the greenmacro algae species and has long fronds with segmented appendages. It is tolerant to a wide range of water temperature but needs more light than for example Caulerpa Prolifera. A very nice looking algae which gives the marine tank a more natural look.
It is as well a recommended algae for the refugium to reduce the nitrate and phosphate level in the tank.
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Caulerpa Taxifolia macro algae prefer good light.
As it 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 attention as it is fast growing. Great to keep in the sump as well.
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.
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 to the supplement of Iron, Magnesium and Trace elements will improve the growth of this algae.
|Common Name||Fern Algae|
|Food Value:||Not Palatable|
|Nutrient Uptake:||Very good|
|Light:||Moderate to High|
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a nice piece of greenery with loads of leaves on it and a good root system the seahorses love it thank you for the freebie
Very good algae size, friendly communication, expert advice. Excellent seller A*
Received the 3 different algae I ordered very fast and very well packed. Love this algae as it was a perfect length for my seahorses.
Caulerpa Taxifolia arrived safe and sound and was well packaged , I was a bit disappointed with the size of the leaves as some of them were tiny, hopefully they will grow quite quickly also disappointed with the replacement sent, as it was not what I had asked for and you had said I could choose any, and it was one I had all ready bought off you so why would I want another one.
Quick postage andarrived undamaged . Leaves could be a bit bigger though. Would buy again