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Posted By: tim k Is this red algae? - 01/23/22 03:05 PM
I am in Texas - this is on the edges of my pond. Is this some type of algae or is it just stuff the blew into my pond off of trees or plants? Thanks

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Posted By: Bill Cody Re: Is this red algae? - 01/24/22 02:22 AM
timK do you have any closer clear pictures of it. How close can your camera focus and get a clear sharp picture of 1 or 2 individuals?
Posted By: esshup Re: Is this red algae? - 01/24/22 03:10 AM
I think it might be a marginal plant that grows on land or in the water. Does it have a stem that attaches it to the bottom of the pond?
Posted By: tim k Re: Is this red algae? - 01/24/22 09:50 AM
There is no stem - just a small, round and floating

I will try to get a closer picture
Posted By: FireIsHot Re: Is this red algae? - 01/24/22 02:10 PM
Not uncommon to see that in small NE TX ponds. Whatever it is, it seems seasonal or temp related.
Posted By: azteca Re: Is this red algae? - 01/24/22 03:02 PM
Hello.

It might look like this.

A Lichen that grow near water.

https://ibb.co/bHJDRvy
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Posted By: Bob Lusk Re: Is this red algae? - 01/24/22 05:24 PM
Tim,
Looks like azolla to me.
Check out this link: https://aquaplant.tamu.edu/plant-identification/alphabetical-index/mosquito-fern/
Posted By: FishinRod Re: Is this red algae? - 01/24/22 05:42 PM
Originally Posted by Bob Lusk

Any Texans want to chime in with the proper pronunciation of the name of that plant - immediately after observing that it has taken over your entire pond?
Posted By: FireIsHot Re: Is this red algae? - 01/24/22 07:21 PM
Sure, gree·see chr·ee·zow

Now I'm hungry for chips and queso fresco.
Posted By: Hirsch56 Re: Is this red algae? - 01/25/22 11:36 PM
Some trees drop dead flower parts that can look similar to that. In that case, you'd be finding it outside the pond as well.

Cheers, -Hirsch
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