Funnies ....

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  1. chikaboo

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    Hi there all ... had these "funnies" growing for about 2 months but were too small to get decent sized pics ..... so they now about 1 cm big and need some id and good or bad .... first up is a kind of tulip petal shaped flower growing out of my live rock .... There are few of these and they are deep maroon in colour


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    and before some one gets too clever ... I already know what aptasia and green hair algea look like so please don't ID those for me .....:tt2:

    Next up is something that looks kinda like a mushroom but one that ran into a wall and smashed it face but still has its "nose" protruding .... through this funnel there is something definately alive in there ... just don't if one day it will crawl out and creep out the tank and come looking for me .....:lol: Theres only 1 of this bugger I can see and is brownish orange in colour ....



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    your first pic is def an algae, something along the lines of Rhodophyte Sp/ Red Algae
     
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    Thanx dallas ..... good? or bad? ....... must they be nuked like aptasia or let them flourish?
     
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    let them flourish, your tangs/herbivores might love to eat them
    nutrient export
     
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    Could it be a VERMITID SNAIL..?
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    Unfortunately the only livestock in this standard 3 foot are a mated pair of blood shrimps .... They have the whole tank to themselves ......

    Thanx belinda .... Now ill sleep peacefully at night knowing its from the snail family ... I'll have plenty of time to escape:lol:
     
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    then let it grow, once bigger will be easier to see the growth pattern and get a better ID.

    until then enjoy, they sell that on a rock for like R300
     
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    Just with todays most active thread I'll be even scared to give the rock away for free in fear of ......:p
     
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    Also have a few of these clusters of bubbles all over the place ... more like small bunches of mini grapes ......

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    last one looks like red bubble algae.
    in the first picture there is also one in front of the tulip shaped algae.

    These red bubbles are a pest. You need to remove them. If they are a dull colour, do not break it open. you will just send the ripe spores everywhere for an even bigger outbreak. The small and shiny bubbles are not ripe yet. If you pop one in your display, they should not be an issue.

    Rather with you next water change, put the old water in a big enough bucket and place the rock in there. Then remove all the red bubbles, rinsing the rock in old tank water when done. It is a schlep. And almost as difficult as Aiptasia.
     
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