Penicillus Capitatus is a real eye catcher for the Marine Aquarium Display. It is a green calcareous marine alga with a thick stem with a rounded fine filament top. It will hold itself with rhizoids in the substrate, which should be deep a few inch deep, therefore.
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As Penicillus Capitatus is a very calcified macroalgae it is often not eaten by fishes and critters and it needs good calcium levels in the water.
Although it can grow on rock ( by supergluing it for the start ) it will spread wider and better when it is placed in an sand bed or gravel, which should be preferable min. between 5-10cm deep.
Whitish parts of this seaweed algae 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.
This macroalgae prefers not too high levels of Nitrate and Phosphate and will grow better with the additional supplement of Iron, Magnesium and Trace elements. As it is a calcified macroalgae a sufficient Calcium level should be maintained.
|Scientific Name||Penicillus Capitatus|
|Common Name||Mermaid's Shaving Brush|
|Food Value:||Not Palatable|
|Light:||Moderate to High|
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