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Old 11-28-2003, 11:15 AM   #1
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Not sure what this is on the LR

Hey guys. The other day I noticed this creature growing on the live rock. Because of its size, it is extremely difficult to get a good picture. There seems to be two of them growing right next to one another. They are about the size of a pencil head eraser. They appear to have a stalk and definitely "stand up" at night. They are round with tentacles on the outer edges. They are also semi-transparent with a green tint to them.

Just guessing, they look to me like Zoanthids. But how the heck did they end up over in this area of the tank? My larger Zoanthid population is about 10 inches away from this area.
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They look like Aiptasia anemones from here - but not 100% sure on that.
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Old 11-28-2003, 12:51 PM   #3
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They look like Aiptasia anemones from here - but not 100% sure on that.
Do Aiptasia have a round disk? Didn't think they did, but I am not sure either.

I will try to take a better pic later. It is jus so small, that my camera doesn't have the ability to take such a small shot.
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My vote would also be for some species of Aiptasia.
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Old 11-29-2003, 09:25 PM   #5
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Well that sucks...

I guess I had better do some reasearch on how to get rid of them...

Grr...
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pepermint shrimp will eat them
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actually, peppermint shrimp eating them is iffy...all depends on the individual shrimp. I have pepps in 3 tanks, the aiptasia population in them has not decreased.

I haved boiled and kalkwassered them but have not made an impact. I recently purchased a product I heard about on RC. It is called Joes Juice. It has not arrived yet, but I have a "test tank" ready to try this miracle cure out.
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actually, peppermint shrimp eating them is iffy...all depends on the individual shrimp. I have pepps in 3 tanks, the aiptasia population in them has not decreased.

I haved boiled and kalkwassered them but have not made an impact. I recently purchased a product I heard about on RC. It is called Joes Juice. It has not arrived yet, but I have a "test tank" ready to try this miracle cure out.
If you have room for one, try a falcula butterfly. I had a BIG problem with aptasia (over fifty of them) and in two days the fish had eaten the lot!! Not had a single one since....
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The facula butterfly will not discriminate between eating aips and other sessile inverts. Hara has a full blown reeftank.
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OOPS, sorry!!!!

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