Aiptisia?

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  1. AdamVR

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    I got a couple of pieces of live rock 2 weeks ago to start my tank off. After a while this little guy showed up. It this the feared Aiptisia?

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    Also, could anyone identify these little critters?
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  3. crispin

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    from first pic id say yem from the second id say it maybe a fan worm (which is a good fella). can you try get a slightly better pic for us so we can id the aptasia better?
     
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    The top pic has aiptasia on the bottom of the pic, yep
     
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    Cool, thanks for the ID guys. luckily it is only about a kilo of LR, I could only find this one, so found the hole where it was hiding in and cut it out with a scalpel. Sorry about the bad pics.

    Should I be mad at the supplier of the LR for having aiptisia in their tanks, or does it happen often?
     
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    Its probably THE most common of all hitchhikers. So not the supplier's fault lol
     
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    Ok, cool, it would be a bit crap to start off a new tank with aiptisia as the main inhabitant.
     
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    Make sure you get ALL of them now, if they get a foothold i can guarantee you that you will never get rid of them.
     
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    careful with that method adam as if you dont get every tiny little piece of aptasia, they will grow back and be under threat and multiply fast. pulling them off rock, or cutting them out etc is definatley not recommended.

    rather inject them with aptasiaX or joes juice, or even a strong concerntration of kalkwasser would be preferable.

    its not the LFS's fault if you have an aptasia, it happens all the time, its just best for you to kill them before the population explodes.
     
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    Like my aiptisia farm.. the only way I will ever get rid of myne is with a army of nudis. and we dont have nudis here :(
     
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