At AlgaeBarn we treat, quarantine and inspect all of our CleanMacro™ Live Macro Algae.
With a bright red and burgundy hue and graced with sharp and pointy fronds, Spike Sphere Gracilaria adds a splash of color and texture to any tank or refugium. It is also makes a healthy live seaweed food for herbivorous fishes. See below for more information.
The Spike Sphere Gracilaria tikvahiae plant, sometimes referred to as Red Spike Macro Algae, is an exceptionally beautiful macro algae. Between bright red and burgundy in hue and graced with sharp and pointy fronds, it adds a splash of color and texture to any refugium or saltwater aquarium. Spike Sphere Gracilaria is a fast growing and hardy macro algae when kept under proper conditions. It is also great for nutrient export in saltwater aquarium systems. Additionally, it is prized by many herbivorous fish keepers (especially tangs) as a healthy live seaweed food. Pro Tip: Spike Sphere Gracilaria can be grown out in the refugium and new growth can be trimmed and fed to herbivorous fish as a tasty treat.
Spike Sphere Gracilaria Macro Algae Care Info
Species: Gracilaria tikvahiae
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements: 60watt bulb 5,000K or higher spectrum, 8 hour photo-period per day
Water flow: Medium, can be set in refugium/display or tumbled gently
Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Supplements: Magnesium, Trace Elements, Iron (optional)
4 oz Soft Ball: Approx. 1/4 lb (114 grams)
*Please note that while we go to great lengths to treat, quarantine and remove any unwanted parasites, hitchhikers, and other organisms from our macro algae we do not guarantee that this item is completely and totally free of anything unwanted. This is because sometimes spores, eggs, etc can remain viable but not visible, despite our strict quarantine procedure. We strive to have the cleanest and highest quality macro algae on the market. AlgaeBarn always recommends that you properly quarantine anything new before adding it to your tank. All of our Macro Algae, and everything else we sell comes with a 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee.