Gracilaria (Refugium and Food Grade )

This Gracilaria's color fluctuates and has thin cylindrical branches that grow from a main holdfast. This is a refugium grade product.

    The species of Refugium Grade algae we sell is may be red, green, yellow or brown. It is usually the ugliest species of gracilaria available at the time, suitable only for the refugium or as food, not a display grade product like our red gracilaria.  It is easily cared for, doing well in low light, (2 watts per gallon on a 10 hour photocycle will work), as well as in brighter lighting, but it should be acclimated slowly to brighter lighting.. The macro can be easily trimmed, and the cuttings can be tied to a rock or shell to start another bush. If placed in a refugium, the cuttings can be used to feed Tangs, Angels and other herbivorous fish who love to munch on this algae. It grows at a moderate pace,and is likely to contain pods.

    We will ship you a piece that is approximately 4 inches wide and 3 inches tall. The macro can grow to a size of 10 inches tall and 20 inches wide, but is easily contained to a smaller size with occasional trimming. 

The gracilaria you will receive will vary SIGNIFICANTLY, and will likely change colors often in your aquarium depending on light. This product is not offered for decorative purposes, for that choose our Red Gracilaira, or display Green or Brown Gracilaria. (When available)

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Orders placed today will ship Wednesday, September 18th. Later dates available by request.

By default, our packages will ship "Deliver to Customer or Door". However, you should always keep an eye out for the package on delivery day - especially if you live in an apartment with a common mailbox or parcel locker where packages are delivered. You should arrange to be home to accept live packages. Packages are often left in mailboxes and around doors you may not frequently use. Please do not let it sit outside for hours or days if there are live animals inside. Abandonment and neglect will lead to losses. Please be pro-active.

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