Red Turf algae?

mvallee

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BRS Member
#1
Does this look like Red Turf Algae? Does not look exactly like pics I have been finding online

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If it is or something else, what will eat/control it
 

serwobow

Active Member
BRS Member
#3
Does this look like Red Turf Algae? Does not look exactly like pics I have been finding online

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If it is or something else, what will eat/control it
I have had this (or something that looks just like this) for a long time, and only recently have I made significant progress eliminating it. I think I have seen it called gelidium and also red turf algae. What finally worked for me was emerald crabs. I have about 10 emeralds in my 50 gallon tank (just one or two was definitely not enough). They gradually mow it lower and lower, and then they clear it off completely. I also have a bunch of turbo snails, but for my particular red turf algae, their rasp was not powerful enough to really do anything to it. I also have a foxface rabbitfish, and he likes to eat it, but can only clear it from very exposed places.
 

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