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Udotea Occidentalis

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Udotea Occidentalis is a real eye catcher for the planted marine aquarium. It is a green calcareous marine algae which features at the end of its stems a dark green fan shaped 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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Palatable
As Udotea Occidentalis is a very calcified macroalgae it is often not eaten by fishes and critters and it needs good calcium levels in the water.

Attaching
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.

Trimming
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.

Treatment
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 NameUdotea Occidentalis
Difficulty:Moderate
Growth Rate:Slow
Temperature25-29°C
Food Value:Not Palatable
Nutrient Uptake:Fair
Flow Rate:Medium to High
Light:High
PropagationFragmentation, Sporulation
Invasive:No
ColourGreen Macroalgae
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