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Old 12-30-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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GREEN "BUBBLES" GROWING ON MY SNAILS



I'm not sure if I am in the right "chat" area, but I have a question about my snails. I have a 150 gal saltwater tank. Right now I have just 2 fish in it and some live rock and also what the lfs called "lace rock" in it. I am slowly getting it put together. I bought some turbo snails and 12 other snails (they're smaller and used to be white when I first got them) a while back and out of the blue, these green bubbles started growing on their shells. It's not on all of the snails, so I don't think it's the water. Some of the snails now are COMPLETELY covered in the bubbles and almost look like a small bubbly green plant from a distance. lol Since it's not all of the snails that have them, I didn't know if they were eggs?? And I don't think any bubbles are on the turbo snails, but they seem to like to get in the rock, so I rarely ever see them. Any ideas???
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Does it look like this? (the bubble algae on the left of the picture)

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Yes! But it isn't on all of the snails. That's why I was curious. It's called bubble algae? What should I do?
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Pick it off carefully and try avoiding popping it.
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Pick it off carefully and try avoiding popping it.
Why? What's inside?

(says the guy who popped 2 bubbles about a week ago)
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If you pop them it can spread spores that will turn into more and you can worsen the problem.
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If you pop them it can spread spores that will turn into more and you can worsen the problem.
I difinitely agree!
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Why is bubble algae so bad for the tank?
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Why is bubble algae so bad for the tank?
It's not bad for the tank, it just another type of harmless algae. But...it has the potential to grow out of control if you pop the bubbles. I have it evergrowing in my tank, I just prune it back every month or so. You don't have anything to worry about.
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