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Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by JDV, 15 Oct 2012.

  1. JDV

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    Hi There

    Can anyone please tell me what is the below. It pops up all over my tank.
    ish sorry for bad pics.

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    JDV

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    aaa i see good or bad thing?
     
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    ...read the info...:005:..they are good...:tt2:
     
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    lol thanks belinda. I was hopeing they are good. they have nice colours. on them. will do some more reading.
     
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    It's Botryocladia. Quite a slow growing algae and a lot of fish will eat it. Looks nice if you can get it to take off though.
     
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    Cool, thanks. Lol the taking of part is not a problem I have loads actually they popup everywhere.
     
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    The top one only...? They do look like it's forming "berries"..
    http://marineplantbook.com/marinebookbotryo.htm
     
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    The bottom one could be Nemastoma. Resembles Botryocladia but a lot thinner and more fragile. Quite a lot of species in both genera though and some look awfully similar to each other. Difficult to be sure when they're so small.
     
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    Ok thanks...I was asking as I wasn't sure if I should "ID" according to current "shape" when they are tiny.. as I wasn't sure if all algae retain the same shape when small...I'm under the impression they do...when you said Botryocladia I thought I wrongfully ID'ed it according to "shape"..:blush:..
     

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