algae growth on corals

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  1. CG

    CG Bristle Worm

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    Is it possible for algae to grow on corals? it seems like it is grownig on my cabbage leather, and I have no idea what to do. thanks!
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Sure it's algae?
    Could be just shedding it's skin. My cabbage is actually doing that right now.
     
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    CG Bristle Worm

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    is it greenish?
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    No, not really, kinda snotty with bubbles.
    Got a pic of what your's looks like?
     
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    Actually I just waved my algae scrapper above it and it came off. I'm thinking maybe it was shedding and algae formed on that, because I've got an algae bloom. Thanks!
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Weird. I've never heard that one.
    Glad things are ok.
     
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  9. david

    david Peppermint Shrimp

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    Along the same line of thought I have a pagoda cup coral that was a freebie when I got my BTA he was attached to it it was mostly dead just a skeleton except for a few patches that were alive now fast forward a year and the patched have grown and some have connected to other patches forming blobs of living coral on the skeleton but aroud some of these blobs there is hair algae and I put it in higher current and that took care of most of it but some of the smaller pieces still have a little algae around them. Do you think that impeeds there growth? Is there anything I can do?
    Thanks 4 the help as always! D.
     
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    You know I was giving this some more thought last night. My theory is that the skin that is pealing off has some nutrients that the algae is feeding on.

    Your case is a little different Mason, so the algae is growing on NEW skin?
     
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    david Peppermint Shrimp

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    No matt not on new skin but on the skeleton between pieces
    Here's a pic.
     

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    david Peppermint Shrimp

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    See in the middle where it looks green and fuzzy thats what I'm talking about!