Green Grape Caulerpa
Reef Tank Suitable, Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow coral rubble areas, sometimes extending onto sandy areas.
Aquarium Suitability: This light green vine-like Caulerpa has bunches of miniature grape-like beads intertwined on short and low growing branchlets, and forms spreading carpets. The 'grapes or spheres' range in size from 1 - 3 mm. Most fish do not seem to like its taste, yet have seen Tangs eating it occasionally. It is usually referred to as "Grape" macroalgae and this particular species and the one below are highly recommended for lighted refugia where rapid plant growth and nutrient export is beneficial.
Notes: A hardy algae. Works very well to remove phosphates from the water. They can also be used as food for fish and inverts. Fast grower.
Caution: Members of caulerpa species of macro have the ability to go ‘sexual’ if they are not pruned often to keep them under control. When the macro goes sexual it will release itself into the water as spores causing nutrients in the tank to go very high, endangering all of the inhabitants.
You will receive one pint.