There are are many varieties of Caulerpa Racemosa found worldwide. They are often highly variable in composition, which makes it difficult to properly identify some species without inspection of the cell structure under a microscope. This particular species features a dark green color with tall branches composed of long clusters of cylindrical shaped fronds. It resembles a bunch of bananas and is very attractive in the marine aquarium. Like most varieties of Racemosa, they can quickly outgrow the available nutrients in a tank, so care must be taken to limit the size of each specimen. Not palatable to most fish and invertebrates, although some fish will nip at the rhizome structure.

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Scientific Name: Caulerpa Racemosa Var. Cylindracea

Common Name: Banana Algae, Grape Caulerpa

Origin: Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean

Depth Collected: 4-25 Feet

Maximum Height : 6"

Growth Rate: Fast

Light: Moderate to High

Temperature: 72-86

Propagation: Fragmentation, Sporulation

Difficulty: Easy

Food Value: Not Palatable

Nutrient Uptake: Excellent

Flow Rate: Moderate to High

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