Nemastoma sp. 

A gorgeous species that features gelatinous, delicate branches that form a tight clump. They're many species of Nemastoma found worldwide in various forms, some even have iridescent qualities at the tips. Most enter the aquarium trade as hitch hikers on imported live rock and or coral specimens as algae spores that eventually grow out to mature plants. Florida does have one unique species that I often collect in the Gulf of Mexico when diving offshore (pictured right). Our species grows rather small to about 5-6" in diameter but Pacific species can grow much larger. It's a very hardy algae in the aquarium and is easy to keep. It's palatable to some fish and invertebrates. 


Aquarium Care Information

Scientific Name: Nemastoma sp. 

Common Name: Red Finger

Origin: Caribbean, Indonesia, S. Pacific

Maximum Height : 6"

Growth Rate: Moderate

Light: Moderate to High

Temperature: 72-82

Propagation: Fragmentation, Sporulation

Difficulty: Moderate

Food Value: Palatable

Nutrient Uptake: Good

Flow Rate: Moderate to High

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