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Dinoflagellate microscope ID

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Lypto

Hey there, I'm wondering If I can get some input on a massive dino outbreak I'm having. I have fairly high nutrients but it is a mangrove and macro tank so I struggle to keep the levels high enough without starving the macros. Could anyone help me ID this strain of dinos? They reproduce so fast and my corals are really struggling. It's taking a lot of the joy from reefing when I clean everything and the next day it's covered in a brown snot-like sludge. I'm going to try a few things, including raising the temperature to 82 for a few days to begin. 

 

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seabass

Do they move (are they motile)?

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Lypto

Yes, but in a limited fashion.

 

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Thrassian Atoll

Looks like the type that can be eradicated with UV.  Raising nutrients might help as well.

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paulsz

I too recommend putting up the picture in one of the two links provided by Amphrites. 

 

I would think Ostreopsis based on your photos. UV helps with those.

 

Amphidinium have this sort of "detached mouth" looking thing at one end. Ostreopsis don't and just have this pointed tip. 

 

This is Amphidinium (which I currently have in my tank 🙃 ). 

 

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Lypto

Awesome, thank you all for your suggestions and info!

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