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Old 07-28-2003, 06:29 PM   #1
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Plastic Looking bubble on LR

Does anybody know what the bubble in the center of the picture is. It seems like it just popped up one day.

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Old 07-28-2003, 07:09 PM   #2
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Valonia sp bubble algae

Pretty but can encroach on corals. Emerald crabs are supposed to eat it as well as Red Sea Sailfin tangs (Z desjardeni). I use needle nose pliers to remove them


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I've got huge ones on mine, how do you use needle nose pliers on it, aren't you not supposed to pop them?
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Old 08-06-2003, 06:29 PM   #4
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don't worry these are pretty common thier just a type of algae. but snails won't eat these. you'll need an emerald crab, maybe a tang will eat them. its not uncommon to have these. i don't think these algae are caused by wastes or to much light. so it looks like you'll have to get a crab if you don't like em.

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they are common... they are also quite firm! they look like just a little bubble of water with a green film... but they are QUITE firm and durable. you can "pluck" them off the rock just like they're grapes
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Plus, for a few minutes when you pull the large ones out they make wonderful “super” balls.=) (not recommended for children under the age of 25). But yeah, pull with confidence, only the really small ones close to corals where I can’t get a good grip have ever broken on me.

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