Is this a bad algae ?

Eric55

New member
I bought these small yellow polyps last night, and I found this maroon colored substance on the live rock and some of the polyps themselves.

Is this one of the bad algae types? I have the rock in a quarantine tank now.

Is there any way for me to clean it off and keep the polyps, or would I be safer in the long run by getting rid of it and not putting it in the display tank?

Thanks for any advice you have!

Eric

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toonces

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If I'm not mistaken, that algae is called cyanobacteria.

If you can scrape it off in quarantine, you might as well.

I don't know if algae like that can become a nuisance in your tank- it would depend on the water quality in your tank. You certainly don't want to introduce it if you can help it though, just to be safe..
 
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