What the frikadel?

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  1. Hennie Thorburn

    Hennie Thorburn

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    Can anyone identify this??
    I think its a type of algae..???

    Should it destroy it, or just let it be?
    its about twice this size now... these pics were taken about a week ago.

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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    its a macro algae, good to grow, if you get a sailfin tang, or tang it will keep it in check
     
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    I got a sailfin about a week ago... but a tiny one.
     
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    not to worry as soon as he gets a taste for it it will be eaten
     
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    Cool

    I have also noticed that I am getting green and purple ones.. so I dont have to kill it off then??

    Thanx
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    nope, they will act as food and also use up the nitrates, phosphates and heavy metals in your tank
     
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    yes leave them in the tank, ive got a few green ones as well.
     
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    Hi there yes its high nitrates and phosphates ,normally comes when ro water has a high tds or if your tank was started up with tap water if not then check you ro tds,i would sifon out and would not leave it, and then you can add some phosphate and do small water changes to rid of you nitrates if you have any
     
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    My water parameters are all 100%, did my last test this weekend.
    So think I will leave them there... if they are not doing any harm.
     
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    I had some of these before I had tangs.
    It is a macro algae with interesting forked stems.
     
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