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DoubleT 03-06-2007 06:04 PM

Anemone Problem
 
I came home to see a whole bunch of tiny clear anemomies. Is normal? If not, how do I get rid of them? What causes them? Are they bad for the fish I have? :?:

caferacermike 03-06-2007 07:14 PM

I'd change your title since Anemones are not considered a disease.

If they are anemones and not sponges, they are probably Aptasia. One may have reproduced and you are seeing the offspring. If indeed aptasia they are a serious nuisance once established.

DoubleT 03-06-2007 08:21 PM

how do I get rid of them?

Lupin 03-06-2007 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caferacermike
I'd change your title since Anemones are not considered a disease.

Consider it done. I'd rather your suggestion is better than not to heed it. Most of us will be confused merely by the title alone and not knowing it deals with other problems and not diseases at all.:)

Melissa 03-07-2007 06:11 AM

we ll you cant really get rid of them. try getting a peppermint shrimp, they are good at eating glass anemones.

musho3210 03-07-2007 03:23 PM

dont try to manually pick them out, besides the sting they will give you, if you fail to rip the entire thing of the rock it will just grow back and have a higher chance of reproducing, thats twice the problem

DoubleT 03-11-2007 08:15 PM

My local Pet store said they are tiny starfish. The description is a white spot in the middle with 5 or so little clear arms. He said that they are good for the tank. How do I minimize them.

musho3210 03-11-2007 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DoubleT
My local Pet store said they are tiny starfish. The description is a white spot in the middle with 5 or so little clear arms. He said that they are good for the tank. How do I minimize them.

:? a picture will help us then, im no sw expert but i dont know of any clear starfish....

Melissa 03-12-2007 06:03 AM

thell there are alot of things and creatures in a saltwater aquarim. you can get rid of everything. if the are starfish they are good bacause they will help eat waste and stuff like that. but i have never heard of a clear starfish.

caferacermike 03-12-2007 06:47 AM

Harlequin shrimp eat stars.


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