Mermaid Fan Single Stem Plant

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Mermaid Fan Single Stem Plant

Mermaid Fan

Scientific name...................Family Penicillus

Size.................About 2-6\""

Reef safe.................Look great for reef tanks. Alos good for filtering the water. They come with roots and can be planted in your substrate

Diet...........Filter feeder

Compatibility.............Some fish will feed on some but not all of the plants

How Common to this area.............Very Common. We usually have 4-6 different kinds

 

Mermaid Fan Plant

The Mermaid Fan Plant (Udotea) is another easy to care for marine plant. It has a bright green color and typically grows to about 8" in height. This type of algae is common to the Caribbean. It will grow in sand and will also attach to live rock and coral. This plant is composed of calcium carbonate. Although mermaid fans are hardy plants, pruning is not recommended. Their diet consists of nitrates and phosphates found naturally in your tank water, but they will also require some calcium supplements and plenty of lighting to ensure optimal growth. Make sure when you plant them in your refugium or tank, that they have access to direct light. Most fish will not consume this particular plant.