Cymopolia Barbata

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Cymopolia Barbata
Critter Category: 
Plants/Algae

This plant is beautiful, but not hardy.  It needs a lot of light, and is calcerous.  Also known as Tufted Joint Algae, it displays delicate bright green pompoms.  As the plant grows, a new shoot comes out of the center of the tuft of green, and the fronds fall away to show a new segment beneath the new pompom. Watching it grow over time, the branchs increase in segments.

Most fish won't find this very palletable, and would be a nice addition to a planted biotope of seagrasses.  It likes moderate flow, and doesn't extend problematic roots.