Is this a PEST?

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  1. Oppies

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    Please help id this for me. I just added live rock to my system and have a lot of this life on one of the rocks if they a pest how do I get rid of them?

    Thanks
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    That is aptasia, and yes, it is a pest. Many ways to get rid of them. Just do a search on here for aptaisia.
     
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    yes, those are aptasia anemones. There are many various methods of removing them. run a search in the forum
     
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    :lol: Thats almost word for word the same
     
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    Thanks for the fast respons.....

    Is this normal for live rock to have these pests? as i bought it from the LFS yesterday. My tank is only starting it's cycle as from today.
     
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    well, then it is good live rock. A lot of live still on it.

    But in this case not the live you want.

    Just be carefull in removing them. If you do not kill it in the first action, it will spread. And you will have many more. Been there, Done that, and I got the proof...
     
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    Yip, Aiptasia. Stings other corals if they come into contact with it.
    There are a few products you can use to remove them, do some research on it and see which method will suit you best.
    Rakabos had a problem with Aiptasia a while ago and wrote a very good post on what he tried and what the results were.
    I think the best product to get would be from red sea, I think its called Aiptasia-X or something, you feed it to the Aiptasia and it dies, instead of the other methods that involve injecting them, which proves to be rather difficult.

    Good Luck.
     
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    Just mix some kalk with RO water and use a syringe to basically pour it into its mouth, its exactly the same as Joe's Juice (±R100). I bought it once and now just use the syringe and plastic nozzle thingy it comes with.

    For some reason aptaisa thinks its food. Start zapping it now while the tank is cycling as it becomes a bit tricky once the tank is stocked with fish and corals.
     
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    Is this lf cured or uncured?
     
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    I paid a lot for these lf is this worth the price I paid or did the guy sell me some bad life rock?
     
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    Nothing wrong with the liverock, most of us battle aptaisa. kill it now and you may never have to deal with it again.
     
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    I just discovered this aswell. Look like some sort of a star fish.

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    Thank you for all the advice and help.
     
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    Looks like a brittle star fish.

    Lots of live on those rocks.
     
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    kalk!
     
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    the brittlestar is a good thing
     
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    bristle stars are awesome , wish the shops would sell lots of these tiny fellas
     
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