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Anyone know what this redish lettuceish mushroomish thing is?

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Those balls are exactly what i posted about a few days ago but couldnt get a picture of. They are solid and kind of purple colored with orange spots, right? I am curious what they are as well, since you got a good picture of them.

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The balls are red bubble algae. Will multiply and take over really fast. If possible, pull out that piece with the adorable baby plates and scrape off the bubble algae. 

 

People freak out about "breaking open" bubble algae bubbles but I don't think it's a big deal. The only way to get rid of it is by manual removal and breaking them open never led to a bigger problem for me. Some say emerald crabs eat it but if there are more palatable food sources like excess food I don't think they eat it much. I was infested with the red bubble stuff that you have and it just took a few months of weekly scarping. It got less and less after each time. 

 

Good luck. 

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Red bubble algae.  Thanks for the ID.  I just pulled the one little spot I had out.  The other one disappeared already.

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