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Macro algae ID


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I got this in a trade about 8 months back and it has really grown... it started about golf ball size and now is nearly basketball size...  picture is a 120 for size reference...

 

I cannot remember the name of it??

 

Also, would it be consumed by a tang? I would like to potentially add a yellow tang, but I don't want it to be eaten. Trimmed would be ok tho haha... 

 

 

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Looks like a very nice Red Botryocladia. 

Tangs will eat most Macroalgae, though this one is a little tougher and doesn't have soft leaves, so I'm not sure how it would fare. 

Very nice specimen though!!

Gorgeous tank, too!!

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8 minutes ago, Weetabix7 said:

Looks like a very nice Red Botryocladia. 

Tangs will eat most Macroalgae, though this one is a little tougher and doesn't have soft leaves, so I'm not sure how it would fare. 

Very nice specimen though!!

Gorgeous tank, too!!

I would have said Heterosiphonia gibbesii. It doesn't look like it has the seed pods on the branches that Botryocladia has. But I could be wrong as well. :)

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23 minutes ago, Weetabix7 said:

Looks like a very nice Red Botryocladia. 

Tangs will eat most Macroalgae, though this one is a little tougher and doesn't have soft leaves, so I'm not sure how it would fare. 

Very nice specimen though!!

Gorgeous tank, too!!

 

13 minutes ago, Boggers said:

I would have said Heterosiphonia gibbesii. It doesn't look like it has the seed pods on the branches that Botryocladia has. But I could be wrong as well. :)

And I would've said portieria - :lol: I think we need a closeup of the branches/leaves 

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43 minutes ago, stellablue said:

 

And I would've said portieria - :lol: I think we need a closeup of the branches/leaves 

Agree, we need better pic. At least you two are well versed in your macro. 

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16 minutes ago, Boggers said:

Agree, we need better pic. At least you two are well versed in your macro. 

So are you! Don't sell yourself short... ;) 

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Hmmm.. it's definitely not Botryocladia

 

the other two are closer.. but still not exactly i don't think.. I will try to snap a closer shot this evening... thanks!

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