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New Acanthophora Spicifera Red Marine Macroalgae Expand

Acanthophora Spicifera


Acanthophora Spicifera is gorgeous looking macro algae which belong to the red algae species although its colour ranges between brown/reddish/purple depending on what light is used.

This species has irregular stiff uprights, which are quite fine and it can attach itself to rocks, shells, etc.

A great algae choice for the tank display and Seahorse aquariums as it will provide natural holdfasts.

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£ 9.95 per approx 7-10 cm long cutting

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Acanthophora Spicifera Marine Macro Algae

This colour of the Acanthophora Spicifera algae will vary depending on the light its get. It will become darker when it gets less light, and brighter when it gets more light ( sometimes it might change to a bright grey in this case).


Acanthophora Spicifera gets sometimes but not often eaten by herbivorous fishes, therefore we recommended to keep it in a safe place until you like to offer it as additional food to your fishes.

The commonly called Fire Fern algae will attach itself, but it can be easily glued ( we use thick cyanoacrylate super glue ) to rock where you like to have it, or just place it in between your rockwork and it will attach itself after a few weeks.

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 macro algae.

This is a very rare available macro algae species, and we are happy to offer it to you.

Please note
We go 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. This is simply because that sometimes eggs, spores, etc can remain viable but not visible and hitchhikers can be still stay hidden in dense algae structures, despite our strict quarantine efforts. 
We highly recommend therefore that you properly quarantine anything new before adding it to your marine tank. 

The images on this page are for example only, actual product appearance may vary.

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Scientific NameAcanthophora Spicifera
Common NameFire Fern Macro Algae
PlacementRock (for example glued to)
Growth Rate:Moderate
Food Value:Somewhat Palatable
Nutrient Uptake:Good
Flow Rate:Medium
ColourRed Macroalgae
OriginGulf of Mexico, Caribbean & Atlantic
Size20 cm
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This is a really nice algae, and a very unusual colour. Definitely a bit different to anything else in your tank. I would highly recommend it.

Shop owner reply (May 20, 2018):
You were one of the first who received this new available macroalgae species, and we were looking forward to hear what you think about this algae.
Many thanks for your complimentary review Chris.
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