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  1. VicZA

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    Hey all, any idea what this is ? Grows out of the rock and is bright green. Resembles a periscope almost. About 1-2cms tall and only about 2-3mm thick (the largest ones). Small group of 4-5 growing only from this one rock

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    Another photo

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    Looks like snake polyps.( Isaurus tuberculatus).
     
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    awesome
     
  6. Lord_Blackadder

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    Algae, actually. Neomeris. Nice looking and usually slow growing.
     
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    Just "googled" that and yep, that's the stuff

    Is this bad algae ?
    Leave it or get rid of it ?
    Best way to remove it ?
     
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    it does no harm ,and it looks cool just leave it mine like Blackadder said grows very slow
     
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    Yeah leave it, it's cool. Sometimes find it in the rockpools here. Gets very common from St Lucia northwards. Seems to prefer slightly sandy pools.
     
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