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Ulva, A Natural Substitute for Gracillaria

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Ulva, A Natural Substitute for Gracillaria
Our aquacultured Gracillaria algae, one of the best known available foods for herbivores, is unfortunately currently out of stock. As an alternative, we have started to import large quantities of the aquacultured algae known as Lettuce Ulva. We have used this nutritious leafy green algae in house, and our herbivores have all taken to it very well. Our algae eating invertebrates like sea hares, lettuce nudibranchs, and harlequin bubble snails have also readily accepted the ulva, thus making a great substitute when natural algaes have been depleted in the aquarium.
Ulva algae is very nutritious and has high levels of protein, iron, aluminum, manganese and nickel. Ulva also contains vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, and many other important elements.
The portion size is one handful which equates to roughly 1/3 of a pound.