weird algae?

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  1. cknipe

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    Hi All,

    This wasn't there yesterday, so it developed over night it seems. It's only in one corner of the tank. Can someone ID this please? It's almost like spaghetti like, green strings.

    My Sea Hare seems interested in it (not eating it yet), so I assume this is some kind of algae?

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    WHAT THE @#$@#$@#

    I only have one Sea Hare though, so I suppose it would be infertile eggs, if that is indeed what this is?
     
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    Looks like your sea slug has layed eggs
     
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    It has indeed... oh my hat.

    Reading a bit up on it now, but I think it's unlikely that the eggs would be fertile. They can reproduce on their own, but they need a partner to fertilize the eggs - its apparently very uncommon for them to fertilize their own eggs.

    Very interesting indeed. Looks like it's a wait and see game now :) Time to stop the NOPOX and get the PO4 back up from 0 LOL!
     
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    Unless you can keep the eggs in a separate system, it is unlikely they will survive past the larval stage. Also, do you really want to increase your PO4 in your main DT to increase algal growth for feeding the larvae?
     
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    Dat be true!
     
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    It was just a joke... Chances are the eggs aren't even fertile. I most definately wont be keeping them, neither will I even attempt to raise them.
     
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