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post #1 of 15 Old 05-17-2013, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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I got alot of hitchhikers on my new live rock and i have no idea what some are. I have some white vieny things with red tips, like really small feather dusters. I have what appears to be aptaisia. and some other things that look like really tall brown zoas.
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post #2 of 15 Old 05-17-2013, 09:36 AM
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You have hit the nail on the head as far as I can see. The top pic might be some kind of mushroom. It is small, so it is hard to tell...



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You have hit the nail on the head as far as I can see. The top pic might be some kind of mushroom. It is small, so it is hard to tell...
Well are the worms good or bad?
Meh, aptasia
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Well are the worms good or bad?
Meh, aptasia
Any filter feeders are good in my opinion. You may not be able to sastify their needs, but they mostly will survive in an aquarium setting. I have had the worms stick around for quite some time in different systems I have ran.




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Any filter feeders are good in my opinion. You may not be able to sastify their needs, but they mostly will survive in an aquarium setting. I have had the worms stick around for quite some time in different systems I have ran.

Is killing aptasia really necessary? And how do i do it?
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Is killing aptasia really necessary? And how do i do it?
It is a pest. It can multiply and soon be all over all your rock.

I have had the most luck with Peppermint shrimp. They have always devoured every last head of the stuff in my tanks.

I have tried squirting both lemon juice and boiling water in the mouths of these things, but it seems that I can never get every single head of the stuff. If you use lemon juice, make sure you squirt it directly in the mouth when it is open. Use like a 1/4-1/2 teaspoon full in a medicine syringe.

Others swear by Aiptasia X. I have never had luck with it, but mainly for the same reason I don't have luck with lemon juice. But I have heard a lot of success stories with Aiptasia X.



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It is a pest. It can multiply and soon be all over all your rock.

I have had the most luck with Peppermint shrimp. They have always devoured every last head of the stuff in my tanks.

I have tried squirting both lemon juice and boiling water in the mouths of these things, but it seems that I can never get every single head of the stuff. If you use lemon juice, make sure you squirt it directly in the mouth when it is open. Use like a 1/4-1/2 teaspoon full in a medicine syringe.

Others swear by Aiptasia X. I have never had luck with it, but mainly for the same reason I don't have luck with lemon juice. But I have heard a lot of success stories with Aiptasia X.
Just talked to the lfs that sold the rock, they said if i bring in the rock they inject it for me. No cost :)
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Just talked to the lfs that sold the rock, they said if i bring in the rock they inject it for me. No cost :)
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someone told me to frag the aptasia... that its a high end aptasia .... i lol'd
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someone told me to frag the aptasia... that its a high end aptasia ....

Are they calling it Aiptasia mutabalis? I think that Aiptasia mutabalis isn't as small of a specimen as its undesirable cousin...

I cannot tell from the pic, but I don't think I could be convinced it is mutabalis.



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