This algae features dark green, cylindrical branches connected by a single holdfast to rocks, shell fragments and hard bottoms. The branching is irregular and features soft fuzzy filaments at the tips resembling the fingers of a sponge. Individual species of Codium are abundant in shallow water habitats worldwide. Most varieties prefer cooler water temperatures so are normally available to the hobbyist seasonally in the U.S. Depending upon the species they can grow as large as 12" tall. Not palatable to fish or invertebrates. Keeping aquarium water below 80 degrees is important, as they will start to die if the water becomes too warm. 

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Scientific Name: Codium Sp.

Common Name: Dead Mans Fingers, Sponge Algae

Origin: Worldwide Distribution

Depth Collected: 1-30 Feet

Maximum Height : 12"

Growth Rate: Slow

Light: Moderate to High

Temperature: 65-80

Propagation: Fragmentation, Sporulation

Difficulty: Easy

Food Value: Not Palatable

Nutrient Uptake: Fair

Flow Rate: High

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Green Macro Algae

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