Please ID this algae for me

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pwnell
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Please ID this algae for me

Post by pwnell »

It covers the glass panels in my tropical aquarium, so it is freshwater and multiplies quickly. I know it loves light and it does not like high water flow.

Any ID would be greatly appreciated.

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40x, DIC

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Post by Fredlab »

Hello

Look @ "Euglena" 8)

Cute algae, isn't it ?
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pwnell
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Post by pwnell »

I thought so too initially but these algae do not move - at least, I did not see them move. Also, I did not see the red eye spot that I used to see with my saltwater euglenoids. Are these not characteristics for euglenoids?

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Post by pwnell »

Anyone else? I need to ID it to get rid of it in my aquarium.

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