An interesting species of calcareous algae that is seldom seen in the aquarium industry, due to its limited distribution in the United States. It features heavily calcified, segmented uprights, with bright green filaments at each tip. A shallow water specimen that often forms dense forests in the tidal zone attached to hard bottom, rocks and coral fragments. Calcium supplementation is needed, as with all species of calcareous macro algae. This particular algae is occasionally found as a resident on some imported live rock, and is also native to the Caribbean. Not very palatable to fish or invertebrates.

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Scientific Name: Cymopolia Barbata

Common Name: Palm Tree Algae

Origin: Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean

Depth Collected: 1-15 Feet

Maximum Height : 12"

Growth Rate: Slow

Light: High

Temperature: 76-86

Propagation: Fragmentation, Sporulation

Difficulty: Moderate

Food Value: Not very palatable

Nutrient Uptake: Fair

Flow Rate: Moderate to High

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Green Macro Algae

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