Caulerpa prolifera Macroalgae
This vibrant green macroalgae, also known as Fern Caulerpa or Leafy Caulerpa, is highly sought-after for its unique appearance and numerous benefits. Caulerpa prolifera is a delicate alga that features long, thin fronds with a fern-like appearance. Its bright green coloration and intricate structure add a touch of natural beauty to any aquarium or refugium, and it can be used to create stunning aquascapes.
Not only is Caulerpa prolifera visually stunning, but it also serves as an excellent natural filtration system, helping to maintain water quality by absorbing excess nitrates and phosphates. Additionally, it provides a source of food for herbivorous fish and invertebrates, making it an excellent addition to any reef or marine aquarium.
Caulerpa prolifera is easy to care for and requires minimal attention. It thrives in well-lit aquariums with moderate water flow and does best when anchored to a substrate. With its unique appearance and multiple benefits, Caulerpa prolifera is an excellent choice for aquarium enthusiasts looking to enhance the beauty and health of their aquatic environment.
Please note that while Caulerpa prolifera is generally considered a safe and non-invasive species, it is important to monitor it closely to prevent overgrowth and ensure that it does not become a nuisance in the aquarium. With proper care and attention, Caulerpa prolifera can be a valuable and stunning addition to your marine aquarium.
Pro Tip: Caulerpa species do not appreciate sharp drops in nitrates (NO3) or Phosphates (PO4). Keeping these levels near zero may cause this macroalga to go sexual and turn into spore form. We recommend monitoring your algae closely and removing any reproductive structures as soon as they are detected. Additionally, it is important to ensure that the aquarium is well-maintained with proper water flow, lighting, and nutrient levels.
Size and Care Requirements:
- Size Guide:
- Single Ribbon:
- Two Ribbons
- Three Ribbons
- Species:Caulerpa proliferais
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Reef Safe: Yes
- Minimum Lighting Requirements: 60watt bulb 5,000K or higher spectrum, 8+ hour photoperiod per day
- Waterflow: Medium, can be set in refugium/display or tumbled gently
- Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Supplements: Magnesium, Trace Elements, Iron (optional)
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*Please note that while we go to great lengths to treat, quarantine and remove any unwanted parasites, hitchhikers, and other organisms from our Pom Pom Gracilaria, we do not guarantee that this item is completely and totally free of anything unwanted. This is because sometimes spores, eggs, etc can remain viable but not visible, despite our strict quarantine procedure. We strive to have the cleanest and highest quality macroalgae on the market. AlgaeBarn always recommends that you properly quarantine anything new before adding it to your tank. All of our macroalgae, and everything else we sell comes with a 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee.
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