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Dragon's Tongue Algae (Halymenia dilatata)
Dragon's Tongue Algae
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Dragon's Tongue Algae (Halymenia dilatata)
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Did you know that this specimen ships from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility, home of our popular Diver's Den® WYSIWYG Store and our LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Corals (CCGC)? What that means is that you can rest assured knowing this specimen received the highest level of care from our experienced and professional LiveAquaria® staff!

PLUS, hobbyists that use our LiveAquaria® Professional Reef Salt have the added benefit knowing marine species shipped from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility share the same water parameters. In other words, if you use our Professional Reef Salt, marine species shipped from our Wisconsin Facility will acclimate and transition to your home aquarium with less stress to set the foundation for longer term success.

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.

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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