Please ID Weird Coraline Algae

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  1. brandonb

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    Hi this has been growing one of my rocks for a few months now... it doesnt look like the other coralline algae in my tank ... do you get different kinds of coralline algae??

    Normal

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    Weird one ...:whistling:

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    It is not flat like normal coralline it stands up... an its is very brittle when I pulled some of the GHA out it broke into tiny pieces but has grown back again...

    Thanks
    Brandon
     
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  3. sihaya

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    Neato. It's all coralline algae (IMO). Coralline comes in all kinds of colors.
     
  4. viper357

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    I think that may be the start of what's commonly known as Plating coralline or Burgundy crust algae, although I think the Burgundy tends to be more red, scientific name might be Peyssonnelia sp.
     
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    Agreed - perhaps Lithothamnion or Leptophytum sp. (but many species of coralline algae have not been scientifically described/identified yet, so we would not be wrong to use generic names here...)

    Hennie
     
  6. brandonb

    brandonb Thread Starter

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    Cool thanks guys ... if you look from the toop it kinda looks it kinda looks like a mini monti ...

    Thanks
     
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