View Full Version : Algae ID?

09/05/2016, 08:01 PM
From far off, looks like cyano, but close up has stems with tops. Can anyone help with ID?http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160906/032cfe73d82578175b2d4722b5e47bac.jpg

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09/05/2016, 08:57 PM
Tough one. From the picture, it looks almost like caulerpa racemosa peltata, but red. I couldn't find much. Can you get a better picture, maybe a close up of the stem and leaf. That would help a lot.

09/05/2016, 09:32 PM
I will try. This is tiny stuff so already an enlarged close up. I will give it a shot.

cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 03:26 PM
Kinda looks like hayi red bush under intense lighting ... Hayi is usally not like this unless you blast it with light ! What kind of light you have?where is it located,Top bottom of tank?and what percent you have on light?

09/10/2016, 04:01 PM
+1 to what chronzze said. It was a little hard to tell from the picture.

cHRoNzZe 619
09/10/2016, 04:51 PM
Does it look like this algae...I forgot the name and can't find it online ... But it grows in small dense clusters ....

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p661/cHRoNzZz619/image_zpsmlndriuk.jpeg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/cHRoNzZz619/media/image_zpsmlndriuk.jpeg.html)

10/06/2016, 07:06 PM
Chronze, not really like your picture.

It is mid tank, and I have Maspect Razr LEDs, highest it gets is mid day for about 3 hours at 50 white 50 blue.

My picture above is an extreme close up. Those little disc like tops are very tine. Looks like cyano from a distance, its so small.

Basically mushroom shaped, only flat topped instead of rounded.

Its a mystery. I will try another picture, but no special camera, just cell phone.

10/06/2016, 09:14 PM
That's fauchea. Beautiful but a pain in the butt. When it escapes from the cluster It attaches to everything. I have been trying to rid my tank of it for 2 years. Ugg��

10/07/2016, 02:31 PM

For certain, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

10/09/2016, 12:01 AM
OK, thanks. So does it spread like bryopsis? I have devil's tongue (purchased) and red kelp (came with TBS LR), and this sprung up. How do I keep it contained? Natural predators? Considered a nuisance algae?