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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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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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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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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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