Does popping bubble algae bubbles spread it?

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Its commonly recommended to avoid popping bubble algae in the tank because it will spread the algae. But if this is true, how exactly do emerald crabs consume bubble algae without popping bubbles and spreading it?
 
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Its commonly recommended to avoid popping bubble algae in the tank because it will spread the algae. But if this is true, how exactly do emerald crabs consume bubble algae without popping bubbles and spreading it?

I figured they pop it when they eat and they just consume whatever spreads and pops up. I figured it’s a continuous process. The crabs I figure are managing the bubble algae.
 
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I have wondered the same thing.
Seems to spread very well even without popping in my tank.
Need more than one Emerald crab. :(
 
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I figured they pop it when they eat and they just consume whatever spreads and pops up. I figured it’s a continuous process. The crabs I figure are managing the bubble algae.

If this were the case, the bubble algae would increase exponentially to the point where the crab wouldn't be able to keep up in short order.
 

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If this were the case, the bubble algae would increase exponentially to the point where the crab wouldn't be able to keep up in short order.

Why does it have to be exponential? I have pockets of bubble algae here and there. Small clusters. There one day, gone the next I assume from our Emerald. Then another patch pops up and it goes on and on. Who’s to say every cell released develops. I don’t know. That’s what I observe. Never seen him eat it, I assume it’s at night.
 
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Its commonly recommended to avoid popping bubble algae in the tank because it will spread the algae. But if this is true, how exactly do emerald crabs consume bubble algae without popping bubbles and spreading it?
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If this were the case, the bubble algae would increase exponentially to the point where the crab wouldn't be able to keep up in short order.
Oh you smart people and your math skills and your ability to win every contest during r2r sales...
 

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Oh you smart people and your math skills and your ability to win every contest during r2r sales...

*draws up algorithmic graph of bubble algae bubble popping growth equation.

Well you see.. The thing is where y=x = 6 hermit crabs, and b= a factor of 13Bubble Algae clusters to the 10th power.

It just makes doesn't add up mathematically! so the answer is no :p
 

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*draws up algorithmic graph of bubble algae bubble popping growth equation.

Well you see.. The thing is where y=x = 6 hermit crabs, and b= a factor of 13Bubble Algae clusters to the 10th power.

It just makes doesn't add up mathematically! so the answer is no :p
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*draws up algorithmic graph of bubble algae bubble popping growth equation.

Well you see.. The thing is where y=x = 6 hermit crabs, and b= a factor of 13Bubble Algae clusters to the 10th power.

It just makes doesn't add up mathematically! so the answer is no :p
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You know they even had a quiz question about this smart ya-ya during one of the recent sales. Who does he think he is showing off his super smartness in such a casual "oh I'm not super smart, bud" way. Like, can't he dumb stuff down for us normal medium I.Q. types so we don't notice how he really is super smart. You know what I mean?
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Its commonly recommended to avoid popping bubble algae in the tank because it will spread the algae. But if this is true, how exactly do emerald crabs consume bubble algae without popping bubbles and spreading it?
Funny. My wife asked me that last week when I added three emeralds. I couldn’t answer her.
 

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I have always thought it didn't make much sense. I would like to see proof that popping spreads bubble algae before I believed it. It definitely seems to spread via some sort of spore given how it can appear around a tank, but I do not know why it would be reliant on being popped in order to spread.
 
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