White spikes on coralline algae

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I have some spots on my purple month that have been overtaken by coralline algae I think. At the perimeter of the corral one are these odd white spikes. Any thoughts on what this is?

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It may also be happening with my lepto. Look at top of drag where it was starting to encrust into the rock.
 

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Looks like Vermetid Snails
I think so too...OP do you see these "white spikes" anywhere else in your tank? I have a vermetid infestation that grows on my coral skeletons and under rocks. I go in with my bone cutter to nip the snails at the base.
 
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Ugh. I was about to say I used to have them... but I know better. The large ones have long ago been encrusted with coralline algae. Could that explain this weird growth pattern just above this new acro?
 

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You can see an example of the snails that have grown over below. They are much bigger than these new guys
 

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What percentage of blue versus white lighting do you think makes the best coral growth combo?

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    Votes: 14 2.5%
  • Mostly Blue

    Votes: 355 62.3%
  • Even Balance

    Votes: 147 25.8%
  • Mostly White

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