attractive red algae is highly variable in both color and
composition, depending on the species. It features fine, irregular
shaped branches, that grow in very compact clumps. The coloration
ranges from pale red to dull purple with some iridescence. It is
found in fairly shallow water environments and is considered a
turf algae. In the aquarium trade, it is commonly introduced
attached to imported live rock or coral fragments. Like many turf
algae, it can become invasive and quickly overgrow rocks and other
plants, especially in reef aquaria. In the aquarium, specimens generally
remain small, but mature plants can grow to about 12".
Species of Chondria are not known to be palatable to fish.
Scientific Name: Chondria Sp.
Common Name: Chondria
of Mexico, Atlantic, Caribbean, S. Pacific
Maximum Height : 12"
Growth Rate: Moderate
Moderate to High