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I have recently started a 65 gallon tank. It only contains live rock, a goby, and a cleaner shrimp, so far. I have noticed some jellyfish looking inverts on the glass. They have eight legs and those legs seem to split into more legs, or tentacles. What are these? My LFS said that they could be baby corals?
 

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coral usually dont have legs. how about a pic, i bet you could have an answer pretty quick. it is pretty much impossible to give answer without pic, so many different things in tanks.
 

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i think i know what you are talking about, they are not corals or jellyfish. are they white? a pic would definately help identify, that is if you are able to get a pic that small.
 

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Unfortunantly, I cannot seem to get these little guys on a picture. But to answer your question melissa, they are white, and the head is a clear bulb with a small white center. There are about 50 of these just hanging out on the glass, and swiming around the tank.
 

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They sound like copods.
 

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update

those jellyfish looking copepods that I had mentioned before have now changed colors from white to red. Is this what copepods usually do?
 

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you may want to try looking up hydroid jellyfish or hydroide jellyfish.they look like a teeny snow flake.if its them,don't worry about it
 

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Now it sounds just like aiptasia. Its a pain to get rid of. They multiply very quick.
 

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They did look like that, although the ones in my tank had more tentacles. However, they have all dissapeared. I'm not sure how but they're gone. I have noticed about 3 polyps that have sprouted though, and I know that is aptaisia. I Think they look pretty cool, are they really bad pest?
 

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maguay said:
They did look like that, although the ones in my tank had more tentacles. However, they have all dissapeared. I'm not sure how but they're gone. I have noticed about 3 polyps that have sprouted though, and I know that is aptaisia. I Think they look pretty cool, are they really bad pest?
Go ahead and let them grow if you think they are cool. They will over run everything. Take care of them now before it gets out of control.
 

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i use kalkwasser made into a paste and then i put it over the aiptasia.it instantly dies and i leave the paste where it was until i floats away.months later.
 

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Yes I got it right.

The Kalk method works great. Want to save about $10? Go to Walmart and buy a 1lb can of Pickling Lime over in the canning section for $2.20. It is the exact same calcium hydroxide as any hobby Kalk.

If you don't have any predators you could add peppermint shrimp to naturally eat away the aptasia. Rabbit fish might, copperband butterfly fish will but are very hard to keep alive if not experienced.
 

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the peppermint shrimp only eat the tiny ones so you still have to kill off the big ones an then let the shrimp finish off any babies.its best to kill them soon cause they will be inside your equipment and pipes and tubes where you can't get to them and you'll never get rip of them.i just used kalwasser to cover up some hydroids too.i could'nt find any other way
 
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