This species of Caulerpa features small, irregular branched uprights with a series of flat serrated blades.  It is fairly common in the aquarium trade and is often used as a nutrient exporter in the refugium. It is native to shallow water habitats, growing on small rocks and coral fragments. This smaller sized specimen is very hardy and will not grow too large in the aquarium. Somewhat palatable, it is mostly left alone due to its stiff composition.  

Aquarium Care Information

Scientific Name: Caulerpa Serrulata

Common Name: Sawtooth Algae

Origin: Atlantic, Caribbean

Depth Collected: 1-15 Feet

Maximum Height : 5"

Growth Rate: Moderate

Light: Moderate

Temperature: 78-86

Propagation: Fragmentation, Sporulation

Difficulty: Easy

Food Value: Somewhat Palatable

Nutrient Uptake: Good

Flow Rate: Low to Moderate

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