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Dragon's Tongue Algae
(Halymenia dilatata)
Dragon's Tongue Algae Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Compatible Yes
Lighting Low to Moderate
Waterflow Medium to Strong
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Color Form Orange, Red
Supplements Magnesium, Trace Elements
Origin Aquacultured - USA
Family Halymeniaceae
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Create a thriving marine planted aquarium with gorgeous ornamental macroalgae from LiveAquaria®. These stunningly vibrant and easy-to-care-for algae let you create dramatic aquascapes that are as beneficial as they are beautiful!

The Aquacultured Dragon's Tongue Algae is arguably the most recognizable ornamental macroalgae among aficionados. This highly decorative ornamental macroalgae is simply stunning in appearance with its fiery coloration and deeply serrated fronds that impart an exquisite textural and architectural visual interest. The Aquacultured Dragon's Tongue Algae makes a dramatic addition that immediately energizes any marine aquarium landscape.

In addition to its aesthetic benefits, the Aquacultured Dragon's Tongue Algae provides natural water quality benefits through nutrient export and oxygenation for a cleaner, healthier aquarium environment. The Aquacultured Dragon's Tongue Algae exhibits a high degree of variability in color and growth habit ranging from compact and bush-like to flowing tendril-like depending on aquarium conditions - a relatively fast grower under ideal conditions.

The Aquacultured Dragon's Tongue Algae is great choice for most nano reef aquariums, refugium or seahorse systems. However, if growing for display purposes, it may not be suitable in systems housing large herbivorous fish and invertebrates, as they will delight in dining on the Aquacultured Dragon's Tongue Algae.

Mounted on a piece of square cut fossilized coral skeleton, the Aquacultured Dragon's Tongue Algae arrives ready to anchor in the rockwork of your refugium. Provide medium to high flow and low to moderate lighting with the supplementation of iron, magnesium and trace elements. While the Aquacultured Dragon's Tongue Algae provides natural filtration utilizing available phosphate and nitrate, excessively high levels of phosphates or nitrates will inhibit growth.

The Aquacultured Dragon's Tongue Algae is also an important and favorite food source of herbivores like tangs and angels. Once established, clip pieces from your refugium or nano aquarium and feed as a nutritious snack.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

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