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Old 05-15-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Curious about some red/purple spots

I'm 18 days into my first salt water tank and I'm seeing some of my live rock developing these dark red/purple looking spots. Some bigger than others. I moved a small white rock to the front a few days ago and found a newly acquired tiny red branch sticking off of it.. Any idea what this might be??
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The red and purple spots are likely coralline algae. The red "branch" is hard to tell. Maybe a formaniferan? Pics would be helpful.
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It's not really a branch it's a really small growth coming off the rock
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In that case, if it's hard and spiky, most likely a forminiferan.
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take a picture so we can get a better idea of what it is
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Macro algae?
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:57 PM   #7
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