Macro Algae

Macro Algae

Macro Algae or Macroalgae for sale. Largest selection of saltwater plants for sale.

Reasons to buy Macro algae and Marine Plants for sale at ANF.

Aquacultured Macro algae for Saltwater aquarium tanks. 

Macro algae is a must for the Seahorse tank aquarium habitat. Seahorses need live Macro Algae and Saltwater plants to have a stress free life in captivity.

Here you find the best macro algae for refugium. Here on this site you get the most variety of Saltwater Plants and macroalgae in one place to choose from.

If your looking for a stunning red macro algae full plant not frags take a look at our cultured red Dragons Tongue macro algae.

 

We ship only clean macro algae, don't worry about unwanted pests or nuisance hitch hikers when you buy our macroalgae.

When you buy marine plants and the best saltwater plants you provide a habitat for copepods and amphipods, zooplankton to thrive in the saltwater marine tank aquarium.

If you want your populations of Copepods and Amphipods micro fauna to explode add macro algae and saltwater plants to your reef tank. 

Bright red aquacultured Red Gracilaria macro algae.

Chaetomorpha live saltwater macro algae. Aquaculture Nursery Farms we aquaculture, farm many types of marine macro algae. Among them are caulerpa, Fern, Chaetomorpha, gracilaria.

You will find that Macro Algae are very nutritious fish food for herbivores like Tangs, Angelfish and other algae eating fish. Chaeto is one of the best Saltwater plants for sale, it absorbs nutrients to help maintain water quality in the Reef Aquarium.

Do macro algae have roots? 

Macro algae don't have roots like terrestrial plants but they can attach themselves to rocks and other surfaces. Just not technically called roots. Roots in saltwater plants are for absorbing nutrients. Macro algae absorbs it's nutrients direct though its stems from the water. This is a reason why they are good for helping to keep good water quality in our tanks.

There is a small crab living in my macro algae.

Will the crab bother or eat my fish?

 

Everything in the ocean is always eating everything else. Sometime animals kill for defense when attacked or for territory etc..

 

Some animals are specialized feeders so they target a particular animals like for instance hermit crabs specialize in eating all your snails. They are specially effective when confined together in a aquarium where they can find each other easily.

 

This particular small crab in the macro algae is a symbiotic crab that spends its life living in the macro and eating the coating algae off of the leaves of the macro.

 

Fish can also kill each other and crabs are fish food if the size difference is sufficient. If you have a large crab and a small fish and they happen to not get along most likely the crab will win for it's size.

 

In general crabs specialize in eating non live food. Crabs are mainly scavengers and detrivores.

 

More than likely somebody saw a crab eating a fish that had already died in their tank and assumed that it caught the fish alive and ate it, then they post it on line for other people to read.
 
Macro algae also gets nutrients from the water chemistry besides the macro food feed. Also from light source, they photosynthesize. If you have animals in the same system they provide fish waste which is nutrients for the plants as well. Macro algae or saltwater plants are ok for a few  days no problem. Our macros are hardy and develop ways to survive. Their habitat in the ocean doesn't always have nutrients for them every day so they have adapted to periods of low nutrient levels in the water.
 
I have had a 55 gallon saltwater aquarium for about three months. I am thinking about adding some macro algae to control ammonia or nitrates. The aquarium has a gravel base with an under gravel filter as my filtering system.  I am not looking to have it as a reef tank. Can I add macro algae to the tank? Do I need to provide a substrate for them to attach and grow?
 
You can add any of our macro algae to your tank setup. They are al beneficial if you get them to grow they will use the nitrates and phosphates that come from animal waste as food for the macro algae  to grow. Just give them some light.
Some of our macros are free floating meaning they don't have roots or attach to anything, so they have to be wedged in somewhere or just let them float free as you prefer.
Second type of our macro we grow are the attaching types that have vines or pseudo roots that you receive loose but will eventually attach themselves to your small gravel or rocks if you can get them to stay put and lay on top or against the substrate.
Third type is the more expensive type that we have that come attached and firmly rooted to a small rock that the saltwater plant originally attached itself as a spore and grew naturally from that attachment.
We break these special macros we call rotted on rock macro algae from the larger rock so you can place it anywhere and it wont float away like the other two types. We are proud to be the only aquarium store that has these third type of rooted macros available in the world.
Another benefit of this type of rooted macro is the convenience of being able to super glue or epoxy the small rock base to anywhere in your tank for perfect placement in the display tank as far as looks, water current, and lighting. You can glue it to any rock or structure or anywhere else underwater since super glue will bond and dry underwater, epoxy putty will also cure and bond well underwater. The kind that you mix like putty from the hardware store in the plumbing section or paint department.

 

Live Saltwater Rooted plants mermaid fan.

Gulf Mermaid Fan

$10.00
Gulf Mermaid Fan Macro algae for sale. Get a set of 3 mermaid fans for $10.   Mermaid Fan is native to the Gulf of Mexico water.   Each plant comes with its root ready to plant in the aquarium substrate or sand bed.   Mermaid fan...
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Large Red Flame Macro algae rooted on rock for saltwater display aquariums.

Large Red Flame Macro on Rock

$109.00
$69.00 On Sale
Large Red Flame Macroalgae plant rooted growing naturally on piece of live rock.   Rusalty is the only aquarium store on line that sells naturally rooted saltwater plants on live rocks.   Our Red Flame macroalgae is the natural habitat to...
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Rooted macro on rock Velvet Lace

Velvet Lace

$79.00
$39.00 On Sale
Velvet Lace Macro algae rooted naturally on live reef rock piece. No gluing or fragging here.   Beautiful red macro algae saltwater plant first time available in the aquarium hobby for saltwater reef enthusiasts.   This is a hardy type of...
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Find Rare Macro Algae growing on original Rock Dragon Flame.

Dragon Flame on Rock

$69.00
$49.00 On Sale
Dragon Flame live macro algae growing naturally rooted on it's original live rock.   Never before saltwater plant available in the aquarium hobby.   Dragon Flame on rock is a unique never before offered saltwater marine plant for reef tank...
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New never before available Macro Algae called Red Flame on Rock.

Red Flame Macro on Rock

$59.00
$39.00 On Sale
Red Flame Macro algae rooted growing naturally on piece of live rock.   New macro saltwater plant for the reef tank aquarium.   First time available for the aquarium hobbyist.   This red macro algae will enhance the look of any reef...
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Halimeda Macro for Sale. Buy Live halimeda Rooted in substrate for Saltwater aquarium.

Halimeda Rooted

$69.00
$29.00 On Sale
Halimeda Incrassata this variety of Halimeda macro algae for sale comes with it's own root ball ready to plant in the reef tank aquarium.   This variety of Halimeda is different than the other common type that grows in clusters on top of the...
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Fern Macro algae clusters on live rock for sale. Rooted saltwater plants.

Fern Macro Rooted on Substrate

$79.00
$59.00 On Sale
Fern macro algae also called Feather macroalgae for sale.   Each cluster has between 10- 20 fronds or leaves and they are rooted on live rocks and shells.   Ready to add to your display tank with no hassles or worries...
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Caulerpa Prolifera with large blades or leafs growing on vine. For saltwater aquariums and reef tanks for sale.

Large Leaf Prolifera

$18.95
Large Leaf Blade Caulerpa Prolifera Macro algae for sale.   Caulerpa Prolifera sea weed saltwater plants. Prolifera macroalgae grows on vines that will readily attach to live rock work and gravel substrate in the saltwater reef tank aquarium...
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Golden Scroll Algae saltwater plants for sale.

Golden Scroll Rooted

$79.00
$39.00 On Sale
Golden Scroll macro algae saltwater plants for sale.   Buy scroll saltwater macro algae whole plant naturally rooted on a substrate.   Add some gold color to your saltwater aquarium tank.   Size is as in pics with the hand. These are...
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Buy red Grape saltwater algae plants rooted on rock base extra large specimen.

Extra Large Red Grape Plant

$39.00
Red Grape Macro Algae extra large sized whole plant for sale. Rare red grape macro algae aquacultured at rusalty. This red grape whole plant comes in a large cluster rooted naturally on a base. You will receive either two large plants or one extra...
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Dragons Breath Loose Large bunch Macro Algae.

Dragons Breath Loose Large Bunch

$79.00
$39.00 On Sale
Loose Dragons Breath for Refugium and main display tank.   Great nutrient exporter and stunning color.   You receive a large bunch, over a quart of this beautiful Dragons Breath red macro algae.   Great marine plant to beautify...
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Palm Tree macro algae for sale

Palm Tree

$39.00
Palm Tree Macro algae or saltwater plants for sale. This is a hardy type of green Caulerpa that's great for ground cover. You get one bunch of this beautiful saltwater plant. Palm tree macro algae grows by vines which then grow stocks that have leaves...
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Frilly Gorgonian for Sale Golden color variety jumbo sized specimens available.

Golden Frilly XL

$59.00
Golden Frilly Gorgonian for sale XL Size 12"+ for saltwater aquariums. The best addition to the seahorse tank and mixed reef tank aquarium, get golden frilly gorgonians to provide a varied habitat for your  saltwater tank.   Food...
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Purple Frilly Gorgonian Soft Coral umbo size for sale.

Purple Frilly Jumbo

$79.00
Gorgonian soft corals.   Purple Frilly Gorgonian Jumbo sized specimen for sale.   Buy live Gorgonians corals for saltwater aquariums and great addition to the seahorse tank.   Size: 12"-16".   Jumbo Frilly gorgonian are an...
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Codium Macro algae rooted on Rock

Codium Rooted on Rock

$89.00
$49.00 On Sale
Codium Macro Algae rooted on rock growing from the original spore seed that embedded itself in the live rock.   Now you can place this beautiful saltwater plant Codium anywhere in your aquarium and not worry about it floating away and getting...
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Golden Frilly Gorgonian Exhibiting Polyp extension will eating live copepods and plankton

Golden Frilly

$39.00
Golden Frilly Gorgonian for sale. Color varies from gold to gold tan. Buy Gorgonians for saltwater aquarium, add bio diversity to your reef tank. Golden Frilly gorgonian are an easy beginner soft coral, all they require is some plankton feed twice per...
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Purple Frilly for sale with extended open polyps feeding on live copepods and live phytoplankton.

Purple Frilly

$39.00
Purple Frilly Gorgonian for sale. Buy Gorgonians for saltwater aquarium, add bio diversity to your reef tank. Purple Frilly gorgonian are an easy beginner soft coral, all they require is some plankton feed twice per week. These are whole colony large...
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Xmas Tree Saltwater rooted macro algae Rhipocephalus phoenix for sale for saltwater aquariums and reef tanks.

Xmas Tree Plant

$8.00
Christmas Tree Plant rooted macro algae for sale.   Xmas tree macroalgae (Rhipocephalus phoenix) also known as pine cone algae plants.   Buy Rooted Macro algae saltwater plants with intact root balls for best growth and adaptation to your...
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Purple Sword with Gold polyps extended for feeding

Purple Sword MD

$49.00
Purple Sword Blade Gorgonian coral for sale, sometimes known as flat blade or ribbon gorgonian. When feeding this gorgonian displays white polyps along the edges of the blade.  Size: 8- 10 inch. The larger the size the taller and bushier it will...
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Purple Frilly Lace Polyp extension showing feeding response from soft corals while eating plankton.

Purple Frilly Lace

$69.00
Purple Frilly Lace Gorgonian for sale. Photosynthetic gorgonians are able to grow using light as well as extend white polyps to catch micro nutrients and plankton from the water column. This is a hardy and easy to keep soft coral that is compatible...
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Large Cultured Sargasso Rock size reference.

Sargasso on Rock

$69.00
$39.00 On Sale
Sargassom or Sargasso macro algae growing naturally rooted to live rock substrate base for sale.   Beautiful golden macro algae live Sargasso sea weed or saltwater plants growing on reef rock.   Buy Golden Sargassom macro algae, saltwater...
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Purple Tree Gorgonian Coral for sale.

Purple Tree Candelabra

$69.00
Purple Tree Candelabra Gorgonian for sale for saltwater aquariums. Buy Purple Gorgonian Candelabra Plexaura Flexuosa to compliment your planted macro algae and coral reef tank. Size 7"- 10" planted rooted on a frag plug for placement anywhere in the...
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Macro Algae for sale. Buy Bottle Brush Plants for aquarium.

Bottle Brush

$9.00
Bottle Brush Macro algae Stems with root balls for sale. Saltwater plants of Shaving Brush Macro algae with root balls for best growth and transplant success. Size: 4"- 5" like in the pics with hand showing the shaving brush plants. Help to maintain...
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Burning Bush Live Saltwater plants macro algae for sale large size whole plant.

Burning Bush Whole Plant

$39.00
Burning Bush red Gracilaria for sale.   This is a thick stranded strain and very hardy macro algae comes as a whole saltwater plant. No small pieces or frags here.   Look at the pics with the hand to see the actual size you receive...
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