ID barbed plant?

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  1. chriscorreia7

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    Hi there, I've got this purple candyfloss like hair algae or something growing on one of my other plants, and there are orange curled barb looking things coming out of the purple...does anyone know what it could be? I'm a bit worried about it being dangerous or a nuisance :/ Photo attached, thanks!

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    The pics fuzzy so can't make out what it is.
     
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    Looks like some type of algae. Can you perhaps get a better pic?
     
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    Here's a better pic...

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    Sorry, i havent seen that type before. Where dis you getthe liverock from?
     
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    Local I assume? Looks like Hypnea. Tends to grow on other algae in the surf zone. Doesn't really do well in tanks because it's used to pounding waves and being exposed to air at low tide.
     
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    Thanks boet.
     
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