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Fan Algae?

I have this [Algae?] growing on my driftwood. I like the way it looks. It looks like small bright green fans. Since I like it and it isn't growing on any plants I don't really want to eradicate it just want to know what it is.
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ohhh sounds cool...take a pic!


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247plants, what is that?
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wow, I've never seen that before 247Plants, what a weird looking algae...

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Ive heard from somebody it might be a fungus.......It doesnt seem to hurt anything...is very soft and delicate....grows in the dark, vanishes during the day ...started when i started overfeeding hikari algae wafers...

I honestly have NO idea what it is but its very interesting to watch...I can almost sit and watch it expand in to "fan" shapes. Over the course of a few hours it will go from about the size of a quarter to about 6"

It used to be a lot worse when i was overfeeding, it doesnt come back as strong as it did but its still there.....Funny thing is some of my smaller fish like to nibble on it so i dont think its harmful to my tank, just weird....
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I don't know how to post a picture. But I do have a digital camera. It does not look like the "247plants algae"
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nope....they dont move and are like powder to the touch....

When i say watch it expand its like watching tiny highways beig built from a main stem
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nope....they dont move and are like powder to the touch....

When i say watch it expand its like watching tiny highways beig built from a main stem
I was refering to the orignal poster I've never seen anything like your "algae" before.
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Double post.

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lol...sorry
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They really are shaped like a paper fan, as far as the triangular shape goes. Another words it spreads out from the attachment point in a flat fan-like shape. Maybe it's a type of moss?
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2006, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
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I just looked at the "Algae guide" link provided on another post. It's none of the Algae pictured.
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