Red Bush Gracilaria
Red Macroalgae, Ruby Red Algae
Reef Tank Suitable, Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Natural Environment: Inhabits tidepools, reef flats, and generally intertidal areas where there is swift water movement.
General Husbandry: A very desirable alga as it grows quite large, e.g., 18 inches (45 cm), and forms broad reddish branching growths from a central rhizome with its tips split into uneven ruffles. Requires strong light and moderate currents, and a well-balanced calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium levels that duplicate natural seawater.
Red Bush Gracilaria Algae is a beautiful species of red gracilaria features rigid, irregular shaped branches that form a tight symmetrical bush. It is lightly calcified, so the addition of calcium is recommended. Due to its lightly calcified branches its not known to be very palatable to fish or invertebrates.
Notes: Gracilaria Hayi requires a bit of calcium supplements. Slow 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 one pint.