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Old 08-13-2009, 09:23 PM   #31
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That looks to be aiptasia. Heres some good ways to get rid of it. NanoReefing.Com - Your ultimate guide to saltwater aquariums
but when I poke them, they won't hide back to the rock, they just kind of shrink a little bit.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:12 AM   #32
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You're seeing the tips of its tentacles... it's already hidden back into the rock so you won't see it retract much. Yup... aiptasia.
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is it other kind of aiptasia?
doesn't look like the one I had before. the one I had before are small, and the tentacles arn't that long, this one is huge and the tentacles r all in different length and the longest one I saw last night was about 1.5inches, is way bigger than the aiptasias than the one I had before.
also they only come out at night<---- thats why I think they are digitate hydroids/or maybe just polyps?
I found the info in here http://www.xtalworld.com/Aquarium/hitchfaq.htm

both of them r bad anyway (except polyps)XD, just wanna to know what r in my tank.
I will remove them for good

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woo have a better look of it today, and kurt u r right, they didn't retract much cuz I didn't poke hard enough, I found its mouth and touch it, it puff~~ snapped back deep inside the rock~
I don't wanna to add any chemical tothe thank, I will probably try pep shrimp first, and so far its not harming any of the star polyps right next to it.
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Yeah right now its not. But sure enough when they start to populate the tank they will grab everything in their path. Its a good thing you noticed the, now and not later. Definitely go with the pep shrimp. They are cool. And you might get lucky and they will possibly take care of the aptasia problem for you. Hope you get a bunch of pep shrimp that do like aptasia!! Good luck!
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Yeah right now its not. But sure enough when they start to populate the tank they will grab everything in their path. Its a good thing you noticed the, now and not later. Definitely go with the pep shrimp. They are cool. And you might get lucky and they will possibly take care of the aptasia problem for you. Hope you get a bunch of pep shrimp that do like aptasia!! Good luck!
oh and will the pep shrimps eat aptasias thats bigger than them??
well I guess why the star polyps are fine now is cuz polyps come out when there is light, and that aptasias only come out when there is no light XP
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My experience with peppermint shrimp has been that they'll take care of the smaller ones (perhaps), but ignore the bigger ones. I'd deal with that one chemically before it gets a chance to reproduce.
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My experience with peppermint shrimp has been that they'll take care of the smaller ones (perhaps), but ignore the bigger ones. I'd deal with that one chemically before it gets a chance to reproduce.
I agree, if you put it off in hopes that you can get a natural "solution", you'll end up with a bunch of reproducing aiptasia and a lot of new tank mates that decide they dont much care for the taste.
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I guess is better to remove it from the main tank first? so it won't have a chance to reproduce in my main tank, then once I get a hand on the chemical, I will take care of it.

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