Halymenia sp. Dragon’s Tongue is a very popular macro alga in the marine aquarium as it is a great alga for the Tank Display. Beautiful looking, slow growing and non-invasive.
The body of the macro algae is a deep red, while the new growth tips are more orange
These macro algae will become fast a highlight in the Reef Tank & Seahorse Tank too, where it provides additional holdfast for Seahorses.
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Halymenia sp. Dragon’s Tongue prefers a place with medium to strong light.
Larger herbivore fishes like tangs will eat the Halumenia Algae species, but smaller fishes don't show much interest in it.
If you have larger herbivore fishes we recommended to keep this alga in a safe place until you like to offer it as additional food to your fishes.
As the Dragon’s Tongue macro algae won't attach itself it can be easily glued ( we use thick cyanoacrylate super glue ) to rock where you like to have it.
When trimming is necessary we recommend to cut it instead of breaking it off, as it won't damage the algae too much.
Like for most marine macroalgae a higher level of Nitrate and Phosphate, in addition to the supplement of Iron, Magnesium and Trace elements will improve the growth of this algae
This macro algae species prefers low to medium strong flow.
The tips of it will appear sometimes orange, which is a sign of growth and that it gets a lot of light. Which isn't bad for this marine algae.
|Scientific Name||Halymenia sp.|
|Common Name||Dragon’s Tongue|
|Food Value:||Very Palatable|
|Light:||Moderate to High|
|Attachment||Won't attach itself|
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stunning piece of algae very satisfied
this is a beautiful shade of red well worth buying cant wait for it to grow
I love all Manfreds algae but this is my favourite.....always perfectly dispatched.
My third cutting, perfect for sea horses, exallant algea growing very fast. Beautiful algae.
Thank you Manfred for your help and advise
I love the colour and the size of this algae. It was part of a few algae I ordered. Can highly recommend them. Very happy.