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Old 03-08-2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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Any idea what this is?

I was looking at my tank last night and noticed these little guys. The pictures aren't great, but these things are about the size of a fire ant. I poked one and it curled up like a polyp. It didn't disappear into the live rock. Just curious if anyone could give me an idea of what it is. It's in the center of the picture.


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Welcome to AA! I don't see any pics though.
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Ok, now I see em. Hard to tell. It looks like it could be a few things. Xenia, Aiptasia, some kind of worm?
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A worm is the only thing I've been able to rule out. There's only 3 of them that I found in my tank so far. Two are in that picture, but they are still so small that I can't get a good picture of them. I was thinking maybe aiptasia or maybe a polyp. It looks a lot like the yellow polyp I have, except it's transparent and the tentacles make up about half it's overall length
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I think I have the same thing. Mine looks like a baby aneneome, its barely visible
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If they look like a baby anemone it's probably aptasia.
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If they look like a baby anemone it's probably aptasia.
Get pepper ment shrimp or hump back whatever the little. Ones are they eat that ****
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Have poked it? Polyps will make a little ball on top when poked and aptasia will fold in on itself nearly disappearing.
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