Cladophora aegagropila

 

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Cladophora aegagropila 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.

 

 

Plant info

Type: Moss
Origin:Cosmopolitan
Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.
Growth rate:Slow
Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.
Height:3 - 10+
Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.
Light demand:Low
The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.
CO2 :Low
A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.