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Old 02-02-2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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What is this growing off my Candy Cane Coral?

Can someone please tell me this is a small feather duster on my candy cane coral and not an aptasia! It is about 2x the size of a pin head.

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Old 02-02-2012, 09:07 AM   #2
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:14 AM   #3
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On the right side looks like an aiptasia.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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Anyone else have an opinion? It is so small, I dont think I could get to it to kill it. Was hoping it wasnt aiptasia. It is the only one that I see in the tank.
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+1 Aiptasia
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:44 AM   #6
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I was afraid of that. Best method to kill it? I dont know how to get to something this tiny. I dont think I could hit it with a syringe even, it is so small. But, if I dont, they will multiply, right?
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Syringe with kalkwasser or lemon juice, or Aiptasia X, joes juice, boiling water, whatever works for you.

And yes, if you don't kill it now, it will multiply and grow in to a huge mess of destructive anemone force. :p Seriously though, it will.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:56 PM   #8
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ARGGHHH! First thing I have found in my tank that I didn't want. Gonna check out the Aiptasia X tonight. Thanks for the help!
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Yup. I recommend the Aiptasia X as well. It will kill the pest anemone without harming your coral.

Just remember, if you plan on killing more then one aiptasia in your aquarium to space out the time between the killings. I say this because if you kill them all at once, you could mess up your water chemistry with all of the solution used to kill them.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:21 PM   #10
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Thanks. So far, this is the only one I have seen. So, hopefully an easy kill. Aren't some crabs or inverts supposed to eat them?
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