The ORA® Aquacultured Blue Hypnea Algae introduces uncommon beauty and coloration to reef aquariums, refugiums, and ornamental marcoalgae displays. Featuring gorgeous iridescent blue coloration, the ORA Blue Hypnea Algae is similar in appearance to Ochtodes sp. algae from the Caribbean, but this attractive ornamental algae originates from Micronesia and has slightly different morphology.
The ORA Blue Hypnea Algae grows in very dense, matted clumps that loosely anchor to coarse substrates. It is not a particularly fast growing algae so containing its growth is not difficult. For optimum coloration and growth, provide moderate to high, full spectrum lighting.
There are multiple uses for macroalgae in marine aquariums. The most common use is for feeding purposes to offer natural nutrition for aquarium herbivores. “Macroalgae, cultivated in refugiums and “algae scrubbers,” provide natural filtration that absorb excess nutrients, such as nitrates and phosphates.” Macroalgae also provides ideal habitat for small shrimp and other microfauna to help support biodiversity. Finally, macroalgae can be used simply for ornamental purposes to add beauty and diversity to the reef aquarium.
This algae is sold by the bag and will arrive in a dense mat.
Approximate Purchase Size: 20 grams