Penicillus Capitatus Green Marine Macro Algae Expand

Penicillus Capitatus


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.

We ordered this algae recently and it will be after the quarantine period ready to sell. 

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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 NamePenicillus Capitatus
Common NameMermaid's Shaving Brush
Growth Rate:Moderate
Food Value:Not Palatable
Nutrient Uptake:Fair
Flow Rate:Medium
Light:Moderate to High
PropagationFragmentation, Sporulation
ColourGreen Macroalgae
OriginCaribbean, Atlantic,
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