Mocha Spike Sphere Species Information
Mocha Spike Sphere (G. tikvahiae) is common along the North American East Coast from Canada to southern Mexico. It also occurs in the Caribbean and South America, where color and form are especially variable. Invasive populations have also become established in Hawaii. It prefers moderate water movement in fertile, shallow, subtidal habitats.
Size and Care Requirements:
- Purchase Size: 1″-2″ (ball diameter)
- Max Size: approximately 4″ (diameter)
- Water Parameters: 55-80° F, dKH 8-12, pH 7.8-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
- Color: Golden brown
- Reef-Safe: Yes
- Fertilization: Generally, there will be sufficient nutrients and minerals present in the aquarium water to support this species. It may in certain cases be advantageous to dose certain vital elements (iron, iodine, etc.). High- to medium-intensity, bluish lighting will obtain the highest growth rate for this adaptive seaweed.
Benefits of Aquacultured Mocha Spike Sphere Macroalgae
Aquacultured mocha spike sphere macroalgae provide a huge advantage over wild-harvested specimens. For instance, if cultivated under captive conditions, they are better adapted to living in an aquarium. They are also much less likely to carry unwanted hitchhikers. Better yet, aquacultured specimens are better able to tolerate shipping stress. By purchasing captive-bred livestock you support the aquaculture of marine organisms and help to make our hobby more sustainable!
AlgaeBarn keeps mocha spike sphere in a macroalgae-specific system to minimize the transfer of fish parasites and other unwanted hitchhikers.
100% Alive on Arrival (AoA) Guarantee
We guarantee that all mocha spike sphere macroalgae we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should they arrive in any other state, we will either replace them free of charge (including shipping). We issue store credit if the total livestock loss is less than $40. For more information, feel free to give us a call, email us or visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.