This interesting species of Caulerpa features long, stiff, uprights with finger-like clusters of notched blades. It is typically found growing in sea grass beds in shallow water habitats to about 10 ft. This algae prefers sandy substrate, but will attach to rocks and coral fragments. It is very hardy in the aquarium and is relatively undemanding in its needs. Not palatable to fish and invertebrates.

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Scientific Name: Caulerpa Cupressoides

Common Name: Zipper Algae

Origin: Atlantic, Caribbean

Depth Collected: 1-15 Feet

Maximum Height : 8"

Growth Rate: Slow

Light: Moderate to High

Temperature: 74-86

Propagation: Fragmentation, Sporulation

Difficulty: Easy

Food Value: Not Palatable

Nutrient Uptake: Fair

Flow Rate: Moderate

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Green Macro Algae

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