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post #11 of 20 Old 10-28-2008, 09:24 PM
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def. not aptaisia- I can tell you that much. I'm pretty crap at IDing in saltwater, but perhaps a bead anemone?
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post #12 of 20 Old 10-28-2008, 10:28 PM
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post #13 of 20 Old 10-28-2008, 10:33 PM
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it really looks like a rock or flower anemone
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post #14 of 20 Old 10-28-2008, 11:13 PM
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in the least it's a curlycue anemone Melev's Reef - Visual Identification
otherthan that i'd say it's an aptasia

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post #15 of 20 Old 10-30-2008, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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i have touched it accidentally when feeding it. it grabs at my fingers but doesn't hurt. it's kinda hard not to touch it because it's about 8 inches in diameter.

i know the algae is a pain in the behind. i spend hours every week picking as much as possible out of the tank. you should have seen how much of it there was when i first bought the rocks!
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post #16 of 20 Old 10-30-2008, 10:56 PM
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i think emerald crabs will eat bubble aglae but im not 100% and all creatures have their own tastes and personalities regardless.

just plucking it out may not be the best idea as it might be releasing more "spores" causing it to spread more but im not 100% sure on this either.
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post #17 of 20 Old 10-31-2008, 04:18 PM
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Manual removal is sometimes the best way to get rid of it. remember though before you put your hand back into the water dip it into FW that has nothing in it then put it into tank. you do this to drop spores into that water not your tank.

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post #18 of 20 Old 11-01-2008, 04:44 PM
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8 inches is quite large, I'd imagine if it was something to worry about, it would have snatched some of your fish or something already.
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post #19 of 20 Old 11-01-2008, 04:48 PM
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Not an aptasia then. If it did grab your fingers and not hurt, then it is probably a Flower Anemone. Feed it Mysis Shrimp, bits of raw shrimp (like what we eat) or scallops.

But, 8" is quite large for one of these. They rarely get over 5"... which means it could be something else.
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post #20 of 20 Old 11-01-2008, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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i may be innacurate in my guestimation of his size. i haven't taken the time to wedge a tape measure between the rocks where he resides and measure him. i showed a picture to the proprietor of my favourite fish shop and he believes it's a flower anemone also.
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