Attractive and versatile seaweed for the display tank or refugium.
The red Gracilaria Hayi plant, sometimes also referred to as pom-pom algae, Dragon’s breath , is an unusually beautiful macroalgae. Between bright red and bergundy in hue and graced with sharply tapered, flame-like fronds, it adds a splash of color and texture to any tank. It is also prized by many keepers of herbivorous fishes (especially tangs) as a great live seaweed food.
Basic care.. Simply float the unopened bag containing your new algae in the tank for about 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow the temperatures to match up. Then place the algae in your tank. Gracilaria Hayi will not attach itself to rocks or substrate. Please use rubber bands, glue rocks or a similar means to hold the algae in place. Trim your algae periodically to directly remove the absorbed toxins from your water or use it as food for your herbivore fish.