Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow intertidal areas, such as tidepools and backreef areas.
Aquarium Suitability: Often available in the trade. This loosely entangled, wire-like alga, commonly called 'Chaeto' is widely used in the trade for its filtering capabilities, i.e., to help lower nitrates and is usually used in the sump or refugium.
FYI: Grows well under 2 - 3 watts per gallon from normal household 5K fluorescent lamps.