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Discussion in 'General Salt' started by g_morin, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. g_morin

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    OK newly setup salt only 2-3 months tops... tanks great good natural algea growing live rock crabs fish all great except.... this little red aneome looking thing size of a pencil eraser and i spotted it a couple weeks ago forgot about it then saw it on the live rock just dancing in the current what is it? Im not worries about it but cant figure out what it is...

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    It's probably an Aiptasia anemone; they can spread like crazy in some cases. Ideally, you should remove it in a way that doesn't pop it or leave any behind.
     
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    What do they do?

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    They sting corals & other livestock, and they will completely cover the live rock if you don't eliminate them or at least keep them under control.

    For example:

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    Oh Damn....ok so not good then

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    I had something very similar to what you're describing. The only way I could describe it was a tiny red anenome-looking thing. It was white on the inside and instead of the long "fingers" that taper, it had tiny clear balls that expanded and contracted. I was told it was harmless and to let it go and see what happened. If your guy looks like that, I'd be curious to see what it looks like full-grown. I accidentally killed mine. I have a pic of it under a thread in General Salt. "Some things in the tank." Does it look like the third set down?
     
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    If it looks brownish/transparent it is probably an aiptasia like he mentioned earlier...in order to remove, take a small needle like object and insert lemon juice into it. works wonders.
     

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