unique red macro algae is highly variable in coloration depending
on the depth collected. Colors range from pale red to pink, with
some iridescence. The main branches are cone shaped with soft,
fine filaments that are attached firmly to rocks and coral with multiple
rhizomes to form dense clusters. It is collected in very shallow,
turbulent water and grows rather compactly. This particular algae is
rarely seen in the aquarium industry, but shows up occasionally
attached to imported live rock from the Pacific. It is a popular
and favorite food item in Hawaii, as well as other Pacific
islands, and is often imported in the U.S. as a food product.
Little is known about the long term success of Asparagopsis in the
aquarium, but as the popularity of marine plants in the aquarium
increases, hopefully it will soon become available to culture.
Palatable to some fish and invertebrates.
Scientific Name: Asparagopsis
Common Name: Limu
Maximum Height :
Growth Rate: Moderate
Moderate to High