what is this growing on my coral?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by telstar, Feb 7, 2014.

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  1. telstar

    telstar Fire Worm

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    Can anyone tell me what these green leaves are that are growing up out of my coral? Are they bad, good, harmful?
     

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
  4. telstar

    telstar Fire Worm

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    Should I do anything about it?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes it can be highly invasive. In the link I posted the op states what worked for him (mexican turbos). Emerald crabs are supposed to like it as well.
     
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    Until they learn to catch brine and mysis floating by...then they become freeloaders. ::)
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :-/

    I believe people report good results with urchins as well.

    Telestar go to the algae forum and do a search using key word Lobophora, there looks to be a few threads addressing how to treat Lobophora.

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  9. telstar

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    Thank you Corailline
     
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    telstar Fire Worm

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    Well I got an urchin, and 3 emerald crabs last Sunday. Lfs didn't have any Mexican turbos. The urchin is going to town on my rock work but none of them have touched the lobophora.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Perhaps when all the good stuff is gone they'll be more inclined to eat the lobophora.
     
  12. telstar

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    One can only hope. Should I try removing it be hand?