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red cabage like algae


izzie

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I have some kinda macro i think in my tank and im pretty sure it stong my torch coral to the point i lost 2 of the heads on it. The torch was coming in contact with it and those 2 heads died. Its kind looks like a dark burgandy red cabage leaf or lettuce leaf. There to small to get a pic of or i would post one. Anyone have any ideas what this might be. It looks hard and its growing off the side of the rock.

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Izzie

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Its kind looks like a dark burgandy red cabage leaf or lettuce leaf. There to small to get a pic of or i would post one.

 

I have some similar sounding dtuff in my tank. Always wondered what it was.

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I have some kinda macro i think in my tank and im pretty sure it stong my torch coral to the point i lost 2 of the heads on it. The torch was coming in contact with it and those 2 heads died. Its kind looks like a dark burgandy red cabage leaf or lettuce leaf. There to small to get a pic of or i would post one. Anyone have any ideas what this might be. It looks hard and its growing off the side of the rock.

Thanks

Izzie

yea..micro algae doesnt sting...

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here are some pix of what im talkin about, can anyone ID?, it actually spreads pretty fast.

 

-Mike

 

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btw, its not corroline, like on the right side of the bottom pik. Its definately some kind of macro.

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Yeah thats exactly it but mine a really dark red almost maroon. And im sure it stung my torch so im wondering if its some kinda coral not a macro. My torch only died off where it touched this stuff the rest of it is healthy as can be.

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No, its definately macro, ive peeled it off, and checked it out. But it can irritate some corals. maybe thats why your torch didnt like it?

 

-Mke

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I think I have some too! In the background here, probably closer to the color he is describing. Sorry it's not clearer, the alge wasn't the purpose of the shot.

 

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Also, that website is really cool! Tons of info, I've bookmarked it.

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Thx Diane, Looks like it is definately a species of "Lobophora", Does anybody know if it is a big problem. I just pick mine off.

 

-Mike

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