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[PERS PREF] Finger algae

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Common Name Finger Algae
Scientific ID Neomeris Annulata
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Description
A calcifierous type of  macro algae that is found generally in small groups  . It has white finger-like stalks , that are green , spongy and fuzzy at the top. This algae generally hitchhikes in on collected live rock from both the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean . It grows in fairly shallow waters as it is delicate and prefers less flow , often attaching to rocks and bits of shell in calmer areas of the tank . It's growth rate is minimal so nutrient uptake is limited . It requires very good stable water quality to survive in the long term possibly with a little Calcium supplementation in the longer term .
Last Edit: Mar 22, 2017 2:29:14 pm by Gav

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Reply #1

I had this in my first tank.  My foxface munched it all, and I never saw it again  8D

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Reply #2

Hi Graeme , I've had a fair bit of it since starting , I'm slowly managing to get on top of it as it had started to spread quite well to its self  across a few areas of my tank , I'm not keen on it personally but some do like it , buy it and try and keep it going .
My Tangs don't seem to bother with it .

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Reply #3

Tangs won't bother with it normally because it is a calcius based algae compared to plant based ( hair algae )

Some say don't pull it out as it will spread, but i found pulling and skimming wet got rid of it fast.

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Reply #4

I think that's where I had been going wrong with mine , the more i pulled out the more i got , i have a suspicion that the small white particles that come away when harvested seed elsewhere producing more . Now i syphon into a filter sock as i harvest and it slowly going away .

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