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Old 03-29-2023, 11:39 AM   #1
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Rare Algae Species?

Hey guys, during the summer I have tons of outdoor ecospheres and mini tanks

My Pygmy sunfish cube gathered this strange hexagonal algae that took over the water column

Iíve been googling it for months. No one has ever mentioned a hexagon form thread algae. No pictures either. Itís a long shot, but maybe itís a rare type? Doubting itís undiscovered but I have no idea why my very specific keywords garner no results.

Anyone have any ideas? Hereís what it looks like: Click image for larger version

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Old 03-29-2023, 11:40 AM   #2
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Hey guys, during the summer I have tons of outdoor ecospheres and mini tanks

My Pygmy sunfish cube gathered this strange hexagonal algae that took over the water column

Iíve been googling it for months. No one has ever mentioned a hexagon form thread algae. No pictures either. Itís a long shot, but maybe itís a rare type? Doubting itís undiscovered but I have no idea why my very specific keywords garner no results.

Anyone have any ideas? Hereís what it looks like: Attachment 325230


Should have been more specific and mentioned this was last summer which is why I drew it
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Old 03-29-2023, 04:43 PM   #3
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It's a new one to me. Sorry.
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Do you mean something like this?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_net

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Do you mean something like this?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_net

WOW!!! That looks interesting. It reminds me of the algae I used to breed sticklebacks in only it was a marine algae from a brackish region.
It wouldn't surprise me if it was illegal in Florida as it seems to be an invasive specie.
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Looks like green fishing net. Need more info
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I just googled hexagonal algae. Loads of pages and photos. I provided a wikipedia link which names the type of algae.
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I saw the wiki link but it didn't have much info. It's something new for me and now I want some to grow and see how it does. It's always nice to find something new and interesting to learn about.
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It says that its a problem in NZ so they will probably let you have some. It cant be more than a short ferry ride from elizabeth quay. Quick pint of little creatures at the lucky shag, turn left at rottnest, be there and back before lunch time.

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