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Old 11-23-2014, 10:49 AM   #1
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Is this Aiptasia?

So, I noticed some of these small white feathery looking things in my tank. There are about 5 or 6 that I can see. I have read about Aiptasia, and it looks like a possibility, but I am just not sure. Any help is appreciated. Here are a couple pics.



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It doesn't appear to be. They could be hydroids or filter feeding feather dusters. Are the tubes they come out of hard or soft?
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:09 AM   #3
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Here is another pic...I found one with a longer tube...most of them don't seem to have a y tube at all. They just seem to be sitting on the rock. They seem to have a very small base.

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Scroll down to "hydroids", and see if it's a match. Indo Pacific Hitch Hikers
BTW, save this main URL to favorites. If you plan to stay in this hobby, it's a good resource-
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Thanks for the help!

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Old 11-23-2014, 07:01 PM   #6
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I just looked further down and there is a section with barnacles...there is a pic there that is identical to what I am seeing...white, feathery, and close to the rock. Could this be it as well? As for the hydroids...is there a good way to remove them?

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Put some crazy glue gel on them if you don't have too many. A glob over top of them after they retract should do the trick. I wouldn't worry if you have barnacles.
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