Palm Tree Caulerpa
Reef Tank Suitable, Fish-Only Tank Suitable, Refugium Suitable
Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow, sometimes muddy environments where slow to moderate currents exist.
Aquarium Suitability: Excellent
Notes: This particular species does not often pollute the aquarium as other Caulerpa do, which makes it a valuable addition for nutrient control. Under intense lighting it forms tight, dark green filaments that have a triangular appearance. Under most aquarium conditions however, the growth is much different and resembles individual feather shaped fronds with a light green appearance. A thick rhizome securely anchors the plant in mud and shallow turbulent environments. Because of its fine filaments it can accumulate sediment and diatom growth so it should be pruned from time to time. Simply pinching the rhizome and breaking off individual pieces is recommended.
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. Though as stated above it is very rare for this particular species.
You will receive one pint, roughly the size of a baseball.
This product can be shipped to California it CAN NOT be shipped to the City of San Diego.