Re: NANFA-L-- Toxic Caulerpa?

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Toxic Caulerpa?
Moontanman at
Date: Fri Sep 03 2004 - 09:56:43 CDT

In a message dated 9/2/04 6:00:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Snailcollector at writes:

> Do you have Reef Invertebrates by Anthony Calfo and Bob Fenner? They
> basically say that caulerpa is the work of the devil and should never be kept in
> lage quanties in aquaria. I'm confused. :)

Possibly some caulerpa is bad but I've great success with it in marine
aquaria using it as part of an algae filter and just as decoration. I've had it turn
to spores once, the whole aquarium turned milky white for a few hours but
nothing was hurt and the protein skimmer removed the white stuff. If it has
proper lighting it shouldn't do that but I was keeping it in A very dense culture
lit 24/7. I don't know what to say except that in 25 years of marine aquarium
keeping caulerpa has never really caused me a problem and it has done a lot to
promote good water quality.


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