Ochtodes Sp. Red Marine Macroalgae Expand

Ochtodes Sp.

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The marine algae Blue Ochtodes sp. with its purple / blue colour is a great addition to the marine tank. It will add a beautiful and rarely to find colour to the tank and will quickly become a centrepiece.

It is as well a great macro algae for copepods, as it will provide an excellent shelter, increasing the population of these beneficial species.

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Ochtodes Sp. Marine Macro Algae

Light
The Blue Ochtodes macro algae prefers good light, but not too much. Its deep blue colour is best to reach with a 6500k-10000k light. With direct sunlight or out of the water it will turn brown.  When you receive these algae it will look brown,  but once back in the marine water it will get its colour back, varying in blue / purple shades, depending on what kind of light and how much light the Blue Ochtodes gets.

Palatable
The whole algae are very tasty for herbivore marine fishes, like the Foxfish, Tang species etc. Therefore it is recommended to keep this marine alga in a safe area for a reserve until you like to offer it as additional food to your fishes.

Attaching
This algae will attach itself when left for example on the rock for a few days without movement. Keep an eye on floating bits of it in your tank as they will do the same when they get the chance too.

Trimming
Whitish parts of this macro algae should be removed as they are decomposing.

Treatment
Like for most marine macro algae a higher level of Nitrate and Phosphate, in addition to the supplement of Iron, Magnesium and Trace elements will improve the growth of this marine algae.

Scientific NameHypnea Pannosa
Common NameBlue Ochtodes or Blue Ball
Difficulty:Easy
Growth Rate:Fast
Food Value:Very Palatable
Nutrient Uptake:Very good
Flow Rate:Medium to High
Light:Moderate to High
Invasive:Yes
ColourRed Macroalgae
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  • Asked by Tom
    on 11/03/2017
    Do I need to glue it, or how will it stay in the bottom of my tank Answer:
    This macro algae will attach itself within 2-3 days when it gets good light to rock etc. We recommend to leave it for this time on a small piece of rock or similar in an area without strong current. If you don't have such an area in your aquarium use some rubber band or place in in between some rockwork to hold it in place until it has attached itself. We don't recommend just to place it on a fine sandbed, as it needs something to attach itself to stay in place. We hope this helps. Kind regards Livealgae UK
  • Asked by Marie L.
    on 31/03/2017
    Hello. I received last week the algae, it looks really nice. But the colour looks more pink in my tank. My water parameters are good. I have around 5 Nitrate and 0.03 Phosphate. How do I get a more blue colour please? Answer:
    Hello Marie. Thank you for your question and we are happy that you like the macro algae. The colour of the Blue Ochtodes depends of the light you provide. We have best experiences with full spectrum lighting, around 6500k. When it gets direct sunlight the algae tends to become more purple. Although the algae likes good light it will show a deeper blue colour when it gets a medium strong light. If you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact us.
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Excellent macroalgae, great delivery service, would definitely buy again.

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didn't look like the photo but its only small piece i'll wait see how it grows

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Stunning algae. Arrived very fast. Can recommend

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Great product. Super fast delivery! Super communication! Thank you very much.

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Looks stunning

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I just received this algae and must say, that I'm really impressed with it. It has a nice purple colour under my LED Full Spectrum Light.

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