Wild collected Codium algae

Discussion in 'Algae' started by mails2thiagu, Apr 25, 2011.

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  1. mails2thiagu

    mails2thiagu Feather Duster

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    I have found some codium algae near shores in Ponde vedra beach and added to my Display tank. My tangs like them and they are always around it. I would like to know if it's OK to keep them. I kept them in QT for one day before moving to main tank. attached pictures of it.
     

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  3. SushiGirl

    SushiGirl Barracuda

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    Considering it often pops up as a hitchhiker in tanks, I wouldn't see that it'd be a problem. I'm no expert, though.
     
  4. mails2thiagu

    mails2thiagu Feather Duster

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    no responses...!! anyways my tangs tear and ate all codium....
     
  5. SushiGirl

    SushiGirl Barracuda

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    Well, you did get one response...
     
  6. thebanker

    thebanker Astrea Snail

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  7. mails2thiagu

    mails2thiagu Feather Duster

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    Thanks everyone..this thread can be closed..I found they become favorite food for my tangs..
     
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  9. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    you can also FW dip it if you want as part of your QT process
     
  10. khowst

    khowst Bangghai Cardinal

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    +1 to that. I really recommend against people just adding stuff to thier tank without some for of treating process direct from the ocean. While our rock, livestock, plants everything comes from the ocean you dont know what kind of contaminates it was floating in. A couple ppm of some odd chemical in the ocean is no big thing but added into the limited space of a tank can be fatal.
     
  11. m2434

    m2434 Giant Squid

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    Good find although it is sort of a colorer water algae. IIRC it tends to die off above 78 deg or so. Very cool looking though.


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