Kelp on Rock, Grape
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Kelp on Rock, Grape
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Kelp on Rock, Grape (Botryocladia sp.)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Compatible Yes
Lighting Low to Moderate
Waterflow Medium
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Color Form Pink, Red
Supplements Magnesium, Trace Elements, Iron
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Origin Aquacultured - USA
Family Rhodymeniaceae
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Overview

This Red Grape Kelp is very similar in appearance to the more common plant, Caulerpa. Although they are similar, this species is not at all related, and is a beautiful red coloration. This plant develops many branches that carry numerous small grape-like leaves. It will grow relatively fast under the right conditions, but is a favorite food for herbivores.

The proper environment for Grape Kelp is an aquarium with plenty of live rock, and has moderate to high illumination. Protection must be provided for this species against predation from herbivorous fish, as this is one of their favorite meals. This is a wonderful plant to cultivate in a fishless refugium. It also makes a great supplementary food for herbivorous fish, and can be added to the main aquarium when trimmed. It will not tolerate inferior water conditions.

Approximate Purchase Size: Medium: 2" to 4" Large: 4" to 6"

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