Thick Ogo – Red Gracilaria
The Thick Red Ogo Gracilaria plant is an exceptionally beautiful macroalgae. Between bright red and bergundy in hue and thick fronds, it adds a splash of color and texture to any refugium or saltwater aquarium. Thick Ogo is a fast growing and hardy macroalgae when kept under proper conditions. It is also great for nutrient export in saltwater aquarium systems. Additionally, it is prized by many herbivorous fish keepers (especially tangs) as a healthy live seaweed food. Pro Tip: Red Ogo Gracilaria can be grown out in the refugium and new growth can be trimmed and fed to herbivorous fish as a tasty treat.
Size and Care Requirements:
- Purchase Size: 4″-8″ (Length) – 0.75 – 1 ounce portion
- Max Size: approximately 12″ (length)
- Water Parameters: 78-83° F, dKH 8-12, pH 7.8-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Pink to deep red
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Fertilization: Generally, there will be more than enough nutrients and minerals present in the aquarium water to support this species. It may in certain cases be advantageous to dose certain vital elements (iron, iodine, etc.).
Benefits of Aquacultured Thick Ogo Macroalgae
Aquacultured thick ogo macroalgae provide a huge advantage over wild-caught specimens. For instance, if cultivated in captive conditions, they are better adapted to living in an aquarium. They are also less likely to harbor unwanted hitchhikers. Moreover, aquacultured specimens are better able to handle shipping stress. Most noteworthy, by purchasing captive-bred livestock you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable!
AlgaeBarn keeps thick ogo in a macroalgae-specific system to minimize the transfer of fish parasites and other unwanted hitchhikers.
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that all macroalgae we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should they arrive in any other state, we will either replace them free of charge (including shipping). We issue store credit if the total livestock loss is less than $40. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.