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Halymenia*

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$8.00

Halymenia is a gorgeous red macro algae that can really brighten up a drab tank, and makes a great centerpiece. It is also known as Dragon's Breath and Red Sea Lettuce. We carry two species of Halymenia under this "product", Halymenia floresia and Halymenia pseudofloresia. Both look very similar, and have similar care requirements. At times we also have Halymenia elongata available, but it is found under the "Top Shelf Red Macroalgae" product listing. 

Halymenia has a fleshy texture, much like Ulva but a little thinner. Branches form from the fleshy centered stalk, and the entire macro is semi-translucent. Both of these Halymenia species can grow fairly large reaching a height of 12 inches, and can grow just as wide. Because its leaves branch out in all directions and it can sprawl over a tank, it should be trimmed from time to time. Trimming will also keep the macro from slumping over.

This plant will be eaten by herbivorous fish, and because of its filtering capability, (for a red macro it is excellent at filtering), it should be in your display refugium/sump if you have tangs. This macro does well with moderate to bright lighting. This algae looks best under warm (natural) colored lighting. 

Halymenia must be treated with care because it is very delicate and can break when handled. It should be attached to a shell or liverock and then placed carefully into your tank. 

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