What type of algae is this

Discussion in 'Algae' started by jaymostella, Nov 14, 2013.

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  1. jaymostella

    jaymostella Skunk Shrimp

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    I am getting this stuff popping up here and there on one of my tanks.. I was worried that it may be bryopsis but not real confident.. its bright green but the one patch on the rhicordia is a little darker than the rest.. I cut the whites on this morning to take a couple quick pics..

    Thoughts on the type and some suggestions on what may eat it?
     

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  3. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I'm interested in responses. I've been getting patches of something similar. I was thinking it was turf algae.
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I believe it's a type of Chaetomorpha, which only grows in my tank when nutrient levels are too high.
     
  5. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    +1 Nutrients are the problem. Adding animals to eat the algae is really just a bandaid.Concentrate on nutrient removal.;-)
     
  6. jaymostella

    jaymostella Skunk Shrimp

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    Yeah I am working on the nutrient issue.. just wanted something to keeping in check meantime
     
  7. Boywithafishtan

    Boywithafishtan Coral Banded Shrimp

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    +2 definitely get hold on the nutrient levels, but it wont hurt to put in an algae eater if you dont already have one. They're good for all tanks :)