Algae growing on coral

tuggerlake26

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I've had a red cap montipora for about three months. It finally has started growing quite a bit. However, the last few weeks I've noticed algae started growing in its original center point. It looks like hair algae.

I'm assuming the center originally died from my lighting and not enough acclimation. I did two weeks instead of a month like some recommendations. You'll see the center is white and the dark area is the algae.

Can I use a pair of plastic teasers to pull off the algae? Or will this damage the coral more?
 

fish 321

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Have you tried blowing it off with a turkey baster?
 
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tuggerlake26

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fish 321 said:
Have you tried blowing it off with a turkey baster?
Yeah, it didn't do anything. The algae seems to be in the pretty good.

I wish my coral beauty would pick at it. Normally he loves eating hair algae.
 
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tuggerlake26

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I tried getting it with a pair of tweezers, and nothing came off. I guess I will let it be for now.
 

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