Chaetomorpha spiralis (Curly Chaeto)


Care LevelModerate
Reef CompatibleYes
PlacementBottom to Middle
Water Conditions72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Color FormGreen
SupplementsMagnesium, Trace Elements, Iron
OriginAquacultured – Culture Creations
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Chaeto macro algae, also known as Spaghetti Algae or Green Hair Algae, is an excellent macro algae for refugiums. Each cell grows end to end, creating long, stiff strands. It grows in filamentous clumps, resembling a ball of fishing line. Cheatomorpha spiralis is a fast growing, hardy algae that is normally grown in a refugium where, provided sufficient light, it absorbs nitrate and phosphate out of the water as it grows. Additionally this algae is a great habitat for microfauna such as copepods and amphipods to reside and populate.

Chaetomorpha Algae removes both phosphates and nitrates from the water. To increase the amount of nutrients this algae exports, use moderate to high lighting and keep it in an area of high water flow. It should ideally be tumbled in an algae filter.

Approximate Purchase Size: Handful

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg