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Old 02-08-2013, 06:06 PM   #1
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Name this hitchhicker please

I have a 65 gal saltwater live rock tank with a 20 gallon sump. I'm sitting here watching my guys and notice the brown tentacled thing in the front corner! Attached are 3 pictures. Any ideas?
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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Aiptasia
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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Shoot any chance it's something else?
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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Most def aiptasia. Get some aiptasia-x, boiling lemon juice, or boiling water and shoot it directly into the thing's mouth to kill it. Don't try to rip it out, it will cause a release of spores and they will grow throughout the tank.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:35 PM   #5
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Ok thanks. What about these guys?
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Top is a feather duster
Bottom one, not sure. Maybe a type of mushroom?
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:58 PM   #7
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Didn't realize my duster was in the picture! I have a dozen of them on this rock in orange and one purple!
It's the mushroomish thing I can't decide if its a zooanthid?
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Nope ... No mistakin, its the dreaded frickin aiptasia.... Hate that stuff.. I dont hsve in my tanks but moms and bros does..... Wish there was a permenant way of killing it ...
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Well I got him! He decided to hang out on the wall. Before I throw it out are we positive he is the dreaded aiptasia?
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #10
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In case I have more I bought these peppermint shrimp to help
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