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Old 02-15-2012, 02:06 AM   #1
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I just realized Ive been caring for about a dozen Aiptasia Anemones

I was reading around the forum and read someone's post about getting rid of these anemones, I got curious about what these things were so I did a google search and saw what I've been carefully and lovingly target feeding brine shrimp to on some live rock I have, thinking they were cool. So I was thinking about injecting them with some lemon juice any suggestions?


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Old 02-15-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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Boil the lemon juice if you can. Peppermint shrimp also tend to work out well. If both don't, you can try Joe's juice, or aiptasia X.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:15 AM   #3
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Lol!! Man this made me laugh!! "carefully and lovingly"!!

Are you sure they are apistia? They look almost like some type of button polyp.

Can we get a pic where they are out?
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Doesn't look like aptasia to me. Don't kill it just yet.
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Looks like zoas. But also aiptasia towards the back of the rock.
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+1 on that.....not aptasia's.

Def look like zooas....think they're a bit too small to be people eaters.

Impressed with your diligence and dedication, but there's no need to target feed. Give them light!

Take care.
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They are hunkered down in some type of dead coral, they hardly ever put there tentacles down or close them unless they got something to eat, I'll try to get a better pic

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Old 02-15-2012, 12:59 PM   #8
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This is the pic I saw that made me realize what I had.



They are exactly like this, with the little whitish stripes on the tentacles and everything. I'm charging up my good camera, to try to get better pics, I've been using my phone up until now
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That's aiptasia but ur pick look like zoas
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:46 PM   #10
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Here's a better pic taken with a camera


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