Saltwater Aquarium Plants for Marine Reef Aquariums: Halimeda Plant (Algae)
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Halimeda Plant
(Halimeda sp.)
Halimeda Plant
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Color Form Green
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Origin Caribbean, Hawaii
Family Halimedaceae
Lighting Moderate
Supplements Calcium, Trace Elements, Iron
Waterflow Medium
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Overview

The Halimeda plant is a green calcareous macroalgae found within tropical oceans worldwide, and is a beautiful decorative plant for a marine aquarium. The irregular oval segments of Halimeda appear as several small green coins glued from end-to-end, forming a chain. For this reason, Halimeda may also be called the Money Plant. Calcareous algae deposit calcium carbonate in their tissues, and require a sufficient calcium level in the aquarium in order to thrive.

Halimeda are generally hardy in a marine aquarium, and few fish will feed on it. It is not an invasive plant that will cause harm to close neighboring corals or invertebrates. In addition to light, it requires a sufficient level of calcium to grow. They are not as tolerant of high nitrate or phosphate levels compared to some other algae. They also do not tolerate extensive pruning.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 3"

Customer Testimonials

Kyle Chicago , IL
Great thing for Nanos along with other larger tanks. Adds much needed color to many tanks since not much is green in a reef tank. Just don't put a tang in with it. I had a yellow tang when I got it(not thinking) and it would nibble at it every night, but I got a bigger tank and got rid of the tangs and it worked real well. Awesome for beginners.
Allison Wilkes Knoxville , TN



This plant is great for tanks with small critters like brittle stars or worms. It provides a great place for hiding and protection.
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