Adding Calerpa to display Tank?


New member
Is there any reason i don't see many reef tanks with calerpa in the DT??? I have it growing in my refugium and love the look of it and think it would look good filling some voids in my DT???


New member
It grows like a weed and very hard to eradicate. Many do not even keep it in their refuge in fear that it may migrate into the display. Cheato is a much safer solution.


Feeding Frenzied

And they will love you for it. My (former) purple tang decimated the Calerpa population in my main tank within a couple of weeks. It couldn't grow fast enough for him to eat it.


Staff member
RC Mod
It's poisonous, and very few fish or inverts will eat it that will live in a 55g tank. Do not let any plant root in your rockwork: it can take over, and crowd out any corals you hope to keep.