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Old 07-16-2011, 09:02 AM   #1
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New 50 - 60 Gallon FOWLR

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I have been reading on these forums for a fair while using my ipad in the evenings. I just never got around to registering, well today I finally did.

I have recently set up a new tank, it currently has 2 pieces of LR and 2 dancing shrimp. I have taken various photos along the way which I hope to upload some time over the weekend. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the things are on my LR (they have tentacles and look like flowers). It probably obvious to you guys, but i have not seen any mention of these during my reading. At least, If i have I didn't know

I have attached some pics. One is kind of purple looking and the other is a dark brown.

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Old 07-16-2011, 09:38 AM   #2
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Aiptasia, pest anemones I'm afraid...
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:47 AM   #3
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Yep, aiptaisa, glass anemones. They can be injected with aiptasi X or with a kalkwasser solution. Make sure you go staright for the mouth when injecting, they can retract really quick and you dont wanna pull them out or they can spread like wild fire.

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I am assuming that I can both of these solutions from my LFS? Since posting the purplish one has disappeared. So, I must get rid of these before they cause havoc?

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Also I have been looking at peppermint shrimp, they look very much like the 2 dancing shrimp that I have, Could one of them eaten the missing aiptaisa?
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A likely culprit, in fact if you have a pr and only a few glass nems i wouldnt worry. Theyll be taken care of for you
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After another inspection, I have noticed that it is still there.

I think it has just closed itself up?
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if this is just a fish only, i wouldn't worry too much about the anemones. they tend to sting corals, and look ugly, but if you don't have any coral and don't mind looking at them, you can leave them alone. the main thing about them is that they do reproduce rapidly.
the peppermint shrimp will eat very small aptasia anemones, but i haven't seen them go after the larger ones.
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I used some lime juice and boiling water to get rid of them. Worked a treat!

Thanks for the help guys!
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