Does this look like hair algae?

A forum for discussing everything about the Supershrimp (Halocaridina rubra, Opae ula).

Moderator: Mustafa

Post Reply
Ula Hula
Tiny Shrimp
Tiny Shrimp
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:22 pm

Does this look like hair algae?

Post by Ula Hula »

I put some chaeto algae that was purchased from this site into my newish tank. After a while, though, I saw that a different type was growing. It's finer, less wiry, and tends to anchor to surfaces, unlike the free-floating chaeto.

Is this hair algae on the left? (I've contrasted it with the chaeto on the right.) If so, I'll try to remove it. Thanks.
Attachments
shrimp tank algaes.jpg
Mustafa
Founder
Founder
Posts: 6039
Joined: Fri May 28, 2004 2:13 pm
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Contact:

Re: Does this look like hair algae?

Post by Mustafa »

Yes, that appears to be some kind of hair algae.
Post Reply