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hann1bal
01/25/2016, 02:00 PM
Hello All,

I am new to the forum but must say I love this place and have been lurking for months. I currently only have a couple small corals but have jumped to a 75 gallon tank/sump.

Anyway, can anyone help me and my wife identify this red twig looking coral (if its a coral)? It grew naturally and we would love to know what it is. Thanks for any help possible!

H2OCulture
01/25/2016, 05:12 PM
Appears to be a red macro algae. Is it slow growing? If so, it might make a very decorative addition to your aquarium while it sucks up some excess nutrients. Try to keep it isolated. Do you have Tangs or Rabbitfish?

hann1bal
01/25/2016, 06:57 PM
Thanks that sounds about right. I just bought a yellow Tang tonight so hopefully I can keep him uninterested in it. Thanks for the response. This hobby is soo much better with a strong community like RC.

06bug
01/28/2016, 09:22 AM
Unfortunately, most tangs love eating live algae. I feed mine algae from my refugium as a treat every once in a while.

hann1bal
01/28/2016, 03:39 PM
lol, Yup he ate them all in the 1st day.:rollface: