Aegagropila linnaei (Marimo)

Normally found in lakes, but can also find some planted tanks to be suitable domiciles.

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    VerySlow
    BroadSpectrum
    Easy
    Plant Type:
    Algae
    Size:
    Height: 3 - 10 cm; Width: 3 - 10 cm
    Carbon Dioxide (CO2):
    5-40 mg/l
    Temperature:
    4 to 28 °C / 15 to 24 °C (Optimal)
    Placement:
    Midground
     
    Finding itself a part of the Pithophoraceae family, the Aegagropila linnaei is also commonly referred to as Marimo, which actually translates into “ball seaweed” in Japanese. Typically these are found in lakes, but can also find some planted tanks to be suitable domiciles for their colony forming tendencies.

    Common names:
    • Marimo

    Synonyms:
    • Conferva aegagropila Linnaeus
    • Cladophora aegagropila (Linnaeus) Trevisan
    • Cladophora aegagropila var. linnaei(Kützing) Rabenhorst
    • Cladophora sauteri (Nees von Esenbeck ex Kützing) Kützing
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