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nosaj81 07-22-2011 07:57 PM

what is this
 
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i just bought a saltwater reef tank and found these on one of the live rocks

Reefing Madness 07-22-2011 08:12 PM

Form of Aiptasia. Get rid of them.
http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbn...00fa6676_z.jpg

nosaj81 07-22-2011 08:13 PM

how do you get rid of them ??? is there an easy way?

Reefing Madness 07-22-2011 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by nosaj81 (Post 746577)
how do you get rid of them ??? is there an easy way?

Get some Lemon Juice. Get a syringe and fill it, inject a small amount directly into the center mouth. That'll do it.

nosaj81 07-22-2011 08:38 PM

ok thanks so much

Caligirl330 07-23-2011 02:00 AM

Aptasia X works well too and also peppermint shrimp will eat them.

ladayen 07-23-2011 02:07 AM

I've been gathering information for alittle bit in preperation for when I eventually get a saltwater tank but have never seen these guys before. Why are they so bad?

Caligirl330 07-23-2011 02:15 AM

They will spread fast and sting your corals. They are kind of pretty but not worth it

ladayen 07-23-2011 02:38 AM

Hmm.. so in a FOWLR tank they would be ok though?

Caligirl330 07-23-2011 04:01 AM

Some say that they might actually be beneficial in a FOWLR as extra filters however in a fowlr with messy eaters will cause aiptasia to spread even faster and get out of control. It just depends on if you want to constantly maintain the population.


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