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Red Algae ID

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Any ideas about this one? About a month ago it began spontaneously growing on my sandbed in a spot with moderate light and fairly strong water motion, and now forms a clump about 2" across. It has very soft, fine, feathery branches that easily trap detritus and a loose "holdfast" of substrate attached to its base.

 

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EthanPhillyCheesesteak

It doesn’t really look like cyano, at least nothing I’ve ever had. Maybe a type of macroalgae?

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ReefGoat

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I snipped that from reef cleaners website. It looks very similar. 

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billygoat

Oh yeah, I guess that pretty much matches the description perfectly! It's funny; I read the same article on ReefCleaners but just glossed over that entry. I guess the pink color threw me off, but in the text it says it is more commonly red.

 

So it's a pest then! I rather like it though, so I think I might keep it around for now.

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