Cladophora? Spirogyra?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Hokum, 25 Jan 2010.

  1. Hokum

    Hokum Member

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    One of my resin wood caves is growing algae, but what type is it?

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  2. chilled84

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    Looks like hair algau
     
  3. chilled84

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    Further thought, Staghorn algaue.
     
  4. Hokum

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    Hmm, i'm trying to grow algae! But I'm trying to get it to grow on my rocks for my Hillstreams to munch over.
     
  5. dw1305

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    I think it is possibly this as well. The strands should be greyish if it is (it is a Compsopogon sp., and a Red alga, Rhodophyta). Cladophora and Spirogyra are both green threads ( and Green algae Chlorophyta).
    cheers Darrel
     
  6. Hokum

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    Its a kind of dark green.
     
  7. dw1305

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    Hi all,
    Now "dark green" is a tricky one, if it had been "grass green", it would have definitely been a green algae (Chlorophyta), but dark green doesn't totally discount "Staghorn algae" which is a red algae but appears dark green / grey. Is it physically tough, like a nylon thread?
    cheers Darrel
     

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