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Caulerpa

Common Name:Caulerpa Scientific Name: Caulerpa Caulerpa is common in the aquarium hobby as a nitrate absorber because of its rapid growth. It is a green algae which sends out runners…

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Green Hair Algea

Common Name: Green HairAlgae Scientific Name: Derbesia   The Green Hair algea grows in patches on the rocks that look like miniature grass. Green Hair Algae begins to grow when the Nitrates…

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Fire Algae

Common Name: Fire Algae Scientific Name: Gracilaria Hayi   The fire algea grows in a tight symmetrical bush formation reaching sizes of 15-20 cm. The branches often look like a red flame. The coloration varies between…

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Blue Ball

Common Name: Blue Ball Scientific Name: Ochtodes Sp. Blue ball algea grows in a bush formation reaching sizes of 15-20 cm. It is one of only a handfull of purple-blue iridescent specimens available…

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Cactus algae , Halimeda

Common Name: Cactus algae , Halimeda. Scientific Name: Halimeda Incrassata.   Very similar to another cactus algea, Halimeda Opuntia, in size and form. Mature plants can grow as tall as 20 cm or so, but…

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Chondria

Common Name:  Chondria. Scientific Name: Chondria Sp.   This attractive red algae is highly variable in both color and composition and can grow to a size of 30 cm. It features fine,…

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Spaghetti Weed

Common Name: Spaghetti Weed Scientific Name:  Liagora Sp. Spaghetti Weed grows in clusters that can reach 25 cm in size. It has soft branches that are moderately calcified. Depending on the species,…

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Red Fingers

Common Name:  Red Fingers Scientific Name: Nemastoma Sp.  Red finger algea features gelatinous, slippery branches attached by a single holdfast. it can grow in clusters reaching a height of 15 cm with short,…

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Smooth Kelp

Common Name: Smooth Kelp Scientific Name: Haliptilon Sp.   Smooth Kelp is a very popular species of red algae for use in the aquarium reaching a maximum height of 20 cm. It grows…

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Laurencia

Common Name:  Laurencia Scientific Name:  Laurencia Sp.   Laurencia is a highly variable species with worldwide distribution. It features bright red, rather stiff branches that are connected to long cylindrical uprights. The…

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