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Old 07-28-2006, 02:13 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-28-2006, 03:04 AM   #2
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ohhh sounds cool...take a pic!
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:24 AM   #3
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Does it look like this?

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/lbwhit...cd.jpg&.src=ph
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:20 PM   #4
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247plants, what is that?
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:46 PM   #5
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wow, I've never seen that before 247Plants, what a weird looking algae...
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:56 PM   #6
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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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Old 07-29-2006, 02:19 AM   #7
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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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Old 07-29-2006, 06:59 AM   #8
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Hydra maybe?
http://www.microscope-microscope.org...hydra-187h.jpg
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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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Old 07-29-2006, 07:07 AM   #11
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Double post.

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Old 07-29-2006, 07:14 AM   #12
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lol...sorry
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:56 AM   #13
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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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Old 07-31-2006, 02:24 PM   #14
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:53 AM   #15
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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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