Stumped!?!?!?!?!?

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  1. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman MASA Contributor

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    Dad has this in his tank... Spoke to some guys at the PTA meeting and they asked for a photo - so here it is. I have no idea of what it could be. Dad says it's about the size and shape of a smarty. I dont think it is a smarty though ;)...

    Please ID guys:

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  3. Sentari

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    Sponge? i have about 3 or 4 of these patches on my rock
     
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    Bryozoa ?
     
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    Looks like a drop of strawberry jam. :)
     
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    its a colonial anemone , they're abundant here in durbs
     
  7. Jaco Schoeman

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    Sorry guys, just a not, please look to the left of the green softie... There is a round red / pink thing with orange dots - that's what we are looking at...

    Frans:
    Went an google image'd Bryozoa, and I must say it could possible be. Do you have any further information on it? Or any other ideas?
     
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    Just know they are filterfeeders and almost impossible to ID 100 % without microscopic analysys:p
     
  9. Jaak

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    Looks like bubble algea to me.
     
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    That's mature red bubble algae. Here's a few other pics:

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  11. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Ah great - that seems to be it!!! Is it a goodie or badie? Must he remove it?
     
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    It is bad if it spreads. The problem is if you pop it in the tank it will spread spores and many more will start growing. If it was me and there was only one of them, I would just leave it.
     
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    Jaco if the piece of live rock its on can be removed from the tank take it out and remove the bubble outside the tank.
     
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    No that algae is fine. This is how it changes.

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    then to this.

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