Red bubble algae or red grape algae?

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Thoughts on what this is? I thought it was red bubble algae, but it looks like it has small stalks... so I’m wondering if it’s actually a grape macro instead.

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It seems like you're on the right track because I haven't seen bubble algae with stems. I am not sure what it is. I just wanted to give the thread a

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Thoughts on what this is? I thought it was red bubble algae, but it looks like it has small stalks... so I’m wondering if it’s actually a grape macro instead.



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Red Bubble Algae, Botryocladia
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Red Bubble Algae is one of the Botryocladia species, (probably skottsbergeii or pyriformis) . Some of the Botryocladia species, like Botryocladia occidentalis, are desirable. The main difference between an invasive species of Botryocladia and a desirable one is how it grows. Desirable species grow up from branches, and invasive species creep along the rock just leaving hard to remove bubbles. Some are in between both in risk and branch development.
 

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