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  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    i saw aptasia pics on the site but not sure i have things that look similar but is still much to small to be sure. should i get rid of it before it becomes a bigger problem or should i wait and till its bigger so i can see what it is
     
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    Johan, I have had great success with Joes Juice, which I believe is simply a kalk slurry - it it very simple to administer and has devastating effects on Aiptasia as well as Majano...

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    Johan, is it just the one? if it is can you remove the rock? if yes then use a lighter or soldering iron to burn it or if not then use Joes Juice or Kalk paste as above.
     
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    I normally advise to consider creatures as "innocent until proven guilty", but if it even just looks like an aiptasia or a bubble algae I say: Nuke it, rather be safe than sorry.

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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    there are two on the one rock that i have found. just the top shows tho the rest of it is in what looks like a fossalized tunnel of a worm a small white tube might describe it. I would love to give you a photo too but unfortunately it is to small. there is something else wich also looks the same except it is rad
     
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    That sounds like a feather duster worm, are the tentacles like skinny worms or hairs?
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    yes it is very small tentacles
     
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    Aiptasia has soft tissue. There is no solid tube like structure around them.
     
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    OK, in that case, DON'T KILL IT - as Hill and Mike said, it's probably a small feather duster worm, and quite harmless.

    Hennie
     
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    Does it look something like this?

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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    yeah i think that is it. is it safe then? i took pics but its very difficoult taking photos of it as it is soooo small there is another thing in the tank that i got nice photo of and will post the pics tomorrow as my internet seems to struggle
     
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    These are great little guys, harmless filter feeders and a free clean up crew member:)
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    thats the 1st pic


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    any idees?
     
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    Have alook at the link, the first pic looks like a sponge, the second a feather worm, aptasia looks more like skinny anemonies


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    good to be catious but those pics do not represent aptasia.. i have the same fuzzy little creatures popping up on my malaysian rock.. what rock is yours?
     
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    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    no idee what rock it is baught it at northern aqautics in bothasig, and baught it before iknew to even ask qeustions like that
     
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    Hi Johan - I just saw your pics....

    Here you are:
    Pic 1) hairy sponge - VERY good for your tank!
    Pic 2) tiny fan worm - AWESOME so have in your tank
    Pic 3) and Pic 5) Looks like a sponge as well - but cannot see that clearly - a bit out of focus
    Pic 4) another feather/fan worm - VERY GOOD!

    Cheers mate!
     
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