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Cladophora Aegagrophila


Origin: Cosmopolitan

Type: Moss

Growth: Slow

Care Level: Easy

Height: 3 cm – 10 cm

Width: 3 cm – 10 cm

Light demands: 0.25 Watt per litre

CO2 demands: 3-5 mg per litre

Description: Cladophora Aegagrophila is not really a plant, but a ball of algae from 3-10 cm wide. It is a decorative exception from the rule about avoiding algae at all costs. It is normally found in shallow lakes, where the movement of the waves forms it into a sphere. In an aquarium it must be turned regularly to keep it in shape. Cladophora aegagrophila can be divided into smaller pieces, which become spherical with time, or which form a carpet, if attached to roots and stones. Protected in parts of Japan.