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  1. clown

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    Hi all,

    A few months ago this started small on my life rock. I left it to crow to see what it is.

    Please advise if this is coral , what type, good or Bad?

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    IS this good algae?? are the Iodine just for the coulor Red and Green.
    If this is algae - why does it look like coral and do you leave it in the tank.
     
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    Leave it, it is nice to have algae. All Macro algae except caulerpa and green bubble algae (sailor eye) is nice to have. (maybe some other but not very common)

    It does not like too heavy flow. When it grows bigger the stem breaks off at the base and then that stem dies. That is what happened to mine.
     
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    Many Thanx.

    The green one is that one of the " caulerpa and green bubble algae (sailor eye)" in my tank?
    Must I keep this one too?


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    No, sailor eye, is a round "glass" marble size algae. Take it out without bursting it.

    Useless fact
    It is the biggest single cell organism in the world.

    Caulerpa looks like a fern. Invasive and taking over the world (better than Pinkie and the Brain)

    I would leave the green one until somebody ID it better.
     
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    Both are macro algae, and good (if you can keep them alive...)

    Top one looks like Codium sp. if I remember correct (don't have any reference books handy...)

    Hennie
     
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