Graceful Red Weed
Reef Tank Suitable, Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Natural Environment: Inhabits estuaries and bays, especially high nutrient areas, as well as high-energy coastline habitats. Grows free or attached to rocks and can reach a height/length of 12 inches (30 cm).
Aquarium Suitability: Even though not considered a routine aquarium species, can be a somewhat interesting addition to aquarium and can be easy to control.
Red Gracilaria Algae is a reddish transparent algae that is a natural food source for all herbivorous fish. This live food will provide the proper nutrition for many species of plant eating marine fish. Your tangs and angels will go crazy over this algae. This feeding algae is in small 1-4" pieces that may be placed directly in the aquarium fed in a similar fashion to flake foods.
Notes: Commonly known as ‘Ogo’ is known for its beautiful color and it’s ability to grow at a moderate rate and intake nutrients. Like chaeto and ulva works, it works well for filtration. Moderate to fast grower. Gracilaria algae may also be grown in the invertebrate or reef aquarium as long as the algae is not disturbed by fish or invertebrates. Anchor the algae between the rockwork of the aquarium, and the algae will take root and start to grow if it is given proper lighting and water conditions. Provide moderate flow and lighting with the supplement of Iron, Magnesium and Trace elements. High levels of phosphates or nitrates will inhibit the growth of these algae.
You will receive approximately one pint.