Caulerpa Prolifera Marine Macroalgae Expand

Caulerpa Prolifera


Caulerpa Prolifera is a beautiful macroalgae species, offering 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 which means it will need to be restricted in the tank.
Caulerpa Prolifera will add a great natural look to the marine tank. This algae can adapt better to various water conditions than Caulerpa Taxifolia.

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Caulerpa Prolifera Marine Macroalgae for the Planted Reef Display Tank & Refugium/Sump.
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Caulerpa Prolifera needs just a medium strong lighting to grow well.

This macroalgae is very rarely eaten, although some marine algae eating fishes might nip on it time to time.

As this Caulerpa algae 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 refugium/sump as well for nitrate and phosphate removal.

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Some Caulerpa macroalgae 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 species is much harder than other Caulerpa species like Caulerpa Taxifolia and therefore there is a low risk anyway that it will go sexual.

Whitish parts of this algae should be removed as they are decomposing.

Like for most marine macroalgae 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.

This macroalgae can be either placed in the Refugium where it would need an enclosed space or in the marine Display Tank.

As Caulerpa Prolifera 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.

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Our macro algae 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. 

All macro algae will be thoroughly dipped in a professional solution to deactivate hitchhikers as good as possible before posting. If you don't want this, please send us a message together with your order.

We highly recommend nonetheless that you properly quarantine anything new before adding it to your marine tank.

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The images on this page are for example only, actual product appearance may vary. 
Common NameBlade Algae
PlacementSump or Display with caution
Growth Rate:24-29
Food Value:Somewhat Palatable
Nutrient Uptake:Very good
Flow Rate:Medium to High
Light:Moderate to High
ColourGreen Macroalgae
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questions Mark on 30/10/2018

HI . For various reasons im giving consideration to swapping out the chaeto in my refugium for a caulerpa species , but before committing  I have got a few questions . I was thinking perhaps Prolifera would be a good choice for a 1st time caulerpa grower as from reading it seems to be 1 of the hardier /more forgiving caulerpa species . what lighting schedule do you recommend for caulerpa ? can I attach it by gluing or rubber banding the rhizomes to pieces of rock ? what is the correct pruning / thinning technique ?


Hi Mark.

Thank you for your question.

Caulerpa Prolifera is indeed a very hardy macro algae species and a good caulerpa choice. Just bear in mind that it will grow just around half as fast as for example Caulerpa Racemosa. 
As for the lighting schedule we recommend for the sump and this species a reverse lighting with 12 hours on overnight,

You could help for the start either to glue it with some common superglue or by using a rubber band to hold the rhizomes to a piece of rock. It will attach itself to the rock as well but will need a few days for this.

This macro algae species is very easy to prune as you can just cut it along the rhizomes.
I hope this helps and should you have further questions please let us know.

Kind regards
Manfred - Livealgae UK

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My algea arrived well packaged and in good time. Lots of die back in the first few days, but after a week is bouncing back nicely.

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Thank you for the advice to keep it away from the main rock in my tank.\r\n\r\nIt adds a great natural look.

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Fast and customer service was excellent. Very happy

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