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Realistik84 07-22-2010 08:22 AM

ID Anyone?
 
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Can anyone ID what this is? It is growing out of a "fossilized" snail shell on a piece of my live rock.

I look forward to hearing suggestions.

onefish2fish 07-22-2010 09:14 AM

aiptasia, which is a pest anemone.

Mike 07-30-2010 06:01 PM

We used to have a separate reef tank and I remember being so excited to find this thing... then it began multiplying and taking over the tank. If I were you I would try to get rid of it as soon as you can, Realistik84.

onefish2fish 07-30-2010 07:54 PM

correct, they will mulitply in time so removing them when possible is the best way. you can use things like aiptasia x or joes juice but i personally like turning off my pumps and squirting some pure 100% lemon juice into their mouths ( the center of the circle ) without bumping them. if you bump them, they naturally retract back into the rock which makes getting them difficult. turn off your pumps, fill a pipette up with some lemon juice, and squirt this bugger. hey when your done, use some of that lemon juice to mix up some fresh lemonade and enjoy your tank :wink:

Realistik84 08-04-2010 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 436065)
correct, they will mulitply in time so removing them when possible is the best way. you can use things like aiptasia x or joes juice but i personally like turning off my pumps and squirting some pure 100% lemon juice into their mouths ( the center of the circle ) without bumping them. if you bump them, they naturally retract back into the rock which makes getting them difficult. turn off your pumps, fill a pipette up with some lemon juice, and squirt this bugger. hey when your done, use some of that lemon juice to mix up some fresh lemonade and enjoy your tank :wink:


That was funny....

Anyways, luckily in this case the rock this was on was pretty accessible, so I removed and chiseled the piece off to ensure I got to the "root" of the issue (no pun intended).

Thanks for everyones help!

benjamin1greer 09-28-2010 05:48 AM

hew what it is ? i am shocked

GreenPlanet 10-24-2010 06:43 PM

Was it a moving thing?


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