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Old 10-19-2003, 11:33 PM   #11
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Wowie! I hope that is it..

I will feed it some zooplank tonight or something and see if it gobbles it up... My new tube anemone chowed on zooplankton tonight..

I will keep close eye and post new pics if it gets more aiptasialike

I HOPE it is a happy anemone instead.

what a weird hobby this is

The more I know, the less I understand, says it all.

Thank you MT79 and ReefRunner for your replies

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Old 10-20-2003, 12:55 AM   #12
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Sorry to say I agree with Reeflady and reefrunner, that is IME aiptasia not a curlycue. If it where me, I would take steps to be rid of it. They spread very quickly and can reach plague proportions in a very short span.

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I see... Interesting...

I must add right now that this guy's tentacles have swollen up at the tips quite a bit!! The tips are very large and pear shaped and the rest of the thing is normal.

I have attached a pic, please look to the center of the pic and below the crab for this pumped up anemone. Do aiptasia do that (I hope not)
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every aiptasia photo I've seen shows no bands period. I think it's a curlycue. IMHO give it a chance!
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Old 10-20-2003, 04:04 AM   #15
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I would have to Agree with Reefrunner, Reeflady and Steve-s That to me definetly looks like every aiptasia I have seen... I personally would nuke it as well as some of the others would probably agree... JMHO

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BTW I have nuked about 15 or so that have looked identical to that and will continue to nuke everyone that looks like that..
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Now i'm really confused, guys, hehe!!!

One last thing I gotta ask....... do aiptasis swell up at the ends like this one is doing? It looks like it has bulbs on the end.
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Old 10-20-2003, 10:47 AM   #17
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Here are a couple of different pics I found of aiptasia on the net, all look similar but have some variances in shape and color.





For more pics to compare, Google images search for aiptasia.
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Ohhhhh......

I see what you mean now

MT I gotta say it looks a lot like this tentaclewise....

Since it took hold of the LR just yesterday should I pluck it off without worry of it reproducing all over the place?
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every aiptasia photo I've seen shows no bands period. I think it's a curlycue. IMHO give it a chance!
This Aiptasia I have in my tank iseems very similar and I've seen it pump up like that. I believe the Anemone in question to be Aiptasia sp.

This type does not seem to spread a quickly as others but it also has a really nasty sting and gets quite large... quite large.

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You should not try to manually remove a live aiptasia, any piece or pieces that get left on the rock will grow into a new anemone. You may end up with three or four, rather than one.

There are several mthods for killing the, you can inject them with kalkwasser, inject them with lemon juice or vinegar, or rely on biological means (peppermint shrimp, copperband butterfly, etc...).
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