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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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.
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.
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.
Whitish parts of this macro algae should be removed as they are decomposing.
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 Name||Hypnea Pannosa|
|Common Name||Blue Ochtodes or Blue Ball|
|Food Value:||Very Palatable|
|Nutrient Uptake:||Very good|
|Flow Rate:||Medium to High|
|Light:||Moderate to High|
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It arrived fast but I thought it would be in one piece.
It looks more brown too, which was mentioned So i hope it will change it colour to blue again.
Excellent macroalgae, great delivery service, would definitely buy again.
didn't look like the photo but its only small piece i'll wait see how it grows
Stunning algae. Arrived very fast. Can recommend
Great product. Super fast delivery! Super communication! Thank you very much.