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Chondria

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, irregular shaped branches, that grow in very compact clumps. The coloration ranges from pale red to dull purple with some iridescence. In the aquarium trade, it is commonly introduced attached to imported live rock or coral fragments. It can become invasive and quickly overgrow rocks and other plants, especially in reef aquaria. In the aquarium, specimens generally remain small. Not known to be palatable to fish. 

Common Opinion : GOOD