Bubble algae


New member
I don't know if this is the right forum of not, I have a growing problem of two different types of bubble algae. what are some different ways to get rid of it?

I've heard about emerald crabs, but I don't know If I want those in my reef tank.

Thanks for the help
I don't think you want an emerald crab either. I don't know of anything that really eats it.

I went through a period of a few months when I had a LOT of the long skinny type of bubble algae. I would manually remove some of it, but finally gave up. Then one day I noticed it seemed like less of it in the tank. I also saw my hippo tang eat a couple of pieces of it.....strange I know.

If your nitrates and phosphates are zero, it should go away on it's own. Maybe try growing some macros to outcompete the bubble algae for nutrients.
Foxface's are good at eating it ;) If you do manual removal, use a siphon hose and siphon it out as your scraping it off. This will reduce the chances of it spreading.