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Old 10-12-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Good or bad anemone?

So this little guy hitchhiked on my nassarius snail when I bought it and I thought nothing of it... Now it's gotten much bigger and I'm worried its a bad guy. Haven't seen any others though... It's kinda clearish with whitish spots on its arms. Here's some pics.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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Never seen aiptasia on a snail before.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:05 PM   #3
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Is it aiptasia??? Please tell me no. I don't think it's dark enough to be it.
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Hard to tell, but looks like it. Just nuke it and be on the safe side.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:23 PM   #5
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I haven't killed it. I can't bring myself to do it!!! I found pics online of a striped beaded anemone. Can't find info on if its bad to have in there but it looks soooo similar. It's getting too big for the snail and I'm pretty sure in the next week or so it will attach somewhere else. It's been on the snail about a month now and I haven't seen any others. Plus he's fun to watch.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:06 AM   #6
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I dont think i would want aipista traveling all around my tank on the back of a snail... Haha if you dont want to kill it then it might not be so cute in a few months when it multiplies
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:27 PM   #7
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My one snail has red hair all over he's shell with one bit of green grass in the middle it looks awesome and I never even wondered if it could be bad. I'll try to get a pic of it.
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Take airline tubinng, start a suction and suck it right off. Then while the suction is still near the foot site scrub with a pediatric toothbrush very well.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:36 PM   #9
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #10
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http://animal-world.com/Aquarium-Cor...ed-Sea-Anemone

If it is a beaded anemone it being on your snail makes sense. It said in the article that they like to be in the sand. Nassarius snails like to be in the sand. It's hard to say if its aiptasia or not, the picture isn't very clear. I'd probably observe it for a little longer before I killed it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:10 PM   #11
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Can you try to get another picture?


Clarkii clownfish love beaded anemones according to that article.
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