Marine Algae

Caulerpa species

Caulerpa species

Aquarium keepers usually shudder at the word “algae”, but for the marine aquarium there are some attractive algae species available to help dress up the décor of the reef tank, without exposing it to an unwanted explosion of green, gooey, slime.

Caulerpa species are the most frequently available types of algae marketed for the aquarium. Growth of Caulerpa taxifolia can be rampant, and regular pruning is often a necessity rather than having to cosset some worthwhile growth from a starter piece.