Identification Help! Is this Green Coralline? Help

Discussion in 'More Saltwater Aquarium Topics' started by ViridiosExotics, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. ViridiosExoticsValued MemberMember

    Hi! OK I have this Lime Green Neon Algae growing on my base rock, I have examined it closely and there are NO hairs sprouting from it.
    It looked more like it is encrusting the rock and is hard to remove!
    Even my turbo snails could not get it off:;dk

    I have heard that it can be a precursor to Coralline or that some times coralline starts green and then starts to grow purple or pink.
    I have also heard that there are green strains of coralline.

    What could it be?

    In person it looks almost florescent and neon colored!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!


    Here are some pictures!



  2. ViridiosExoticsValued MemberMember

    What is going on? My water parameters are perfect!!!!
  3. ViridiosExoticsValued MemberMember

    Getting back to green coralline read the post by the user 'JustDavidP'

    Yes, what you are seeing is a type of green film algae. It's the same type you get on the glass of the tank. It can appear on rocks, powerheads, heaters, pretty much anything.

    Most people clean the viewing panes of their tanks with a scraper of sorts. In the areas you can't or don't reach, this film algae will begin to become harder and harder to scrape. It then is replaced/displaced with a green form of calcerous algae. That in turn will begin to marble and you will see pink, red or purple mixed in. It could stay "mixed" but often will turn one to purple red. Voila.. Coralline algae.

    Keep up with good water circulation and quality to help this algae win out over the hair algae, cyanobacteria etc. and you'll be happy in the end.


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