What does pink algae/bacteria/slime look like?

What does pink algae/bacteria/slime look like?

Pink Algae/Bacteria/Slime looks like reddish pink jelly-like slime growing around fixtures and the bottom of the walls. 
Example of pink bacteria growing along wall transition.
We recommend using Pink Treat.

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