Fire Fern is a red macroalge with a flat branches with small flame shaped branchlet around its perimeter. It is calcified and rigid. Initially growing in all shapes and directions, it looks best when trimmed into sort of a triangular shape. It is easily cared for, doing well in low light, (1-2 watts per gallon on a 10 hour photocycle), as well as in brighter lighting. The brighter the light, the darker the macro and vice versa. The macro can be easily trimmed, and the cuttings can be superglued to a rock or shell to start another plant.
It grows at a moderate to slow pace, and is a better candidate for the display aquarium as opposed to a refugium. We will ship you a piece that is approximately 3 inches wide and 3 inches tall or more. The macro can grow to a size of 12 inches tall with a width of 5 inches. It is closely related to our Flame Algae. The main difference being that Flame Algae's flame shaped "leaves" cover the branches, where Fire Fern's flame shaped "leaves" are only on the perimter of the branch. Additionally, Fire Fern is almost 2 dimensional, whereas Flame Algae grows in 3 dimensions.
These are first of seaosn catches, and the sizes are smaller. Expect 2x2 or bigger, we try to get the biggest we can, but it still isn't that time yet.